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Sunday's incident has again brought to the forefront the issue of driver safety in open wheel and open cockpit race cars. Racing will never be completely safe but there is always room for improvement. Canopies are an option but present another set of problems when quick extraction or fire are issues. Closed cockpits do not guarantee safety, as we saw with Memo Gidley's accident at Daytona a couple of years ago.
There was an interesting concept discussed on
today that's being tested in Formula One. We hope Indycar is watching.
In the mean time, our thoughts and prayers go out to Justin Wilson's family and colleagues as well as everyone who straps themselves into a racing car to do battle.