|Earnhardt's legacy, 10 years later: a safer NASCAR|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 14 February 2011 06:21|
Like so many drivers since Earnhardt died, Waltrip walked away uninjured.
With the 10-year anniversary of Earnhardt's fatal accident looming at Daytona International Speedway this week, the iconic driver's legacy can be seen every time one of today's drivers escapes serious injury in a crash.
Earnhardt's loss was the wake-up call that caused a safety revolution, including head and neck restraints, impact-absorbing walls and safer cars. There hasn't been a driver death on the track in NASCAR's top three divisions since then.