It's been nearly 17 years since the call was made to create a soft wall solution for auto racing, but with recent injuries, that system, and its 100 percent installation at tracks has become a headline topic. Racing fans new to NASCAR, or any other professional racing series worldwide will have heard a lot of rumblings recently about the SAFER Barrier, Kyle Busch and now, Jeff Gordon. After some high profile injuries and deaths from heavy impacts with solid and stationary concrete, a call went out to the engineering community to come up with a system that would lessen the impact against...
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March 3, 2015