Chassis Upgrades Highlight 2013 Safety Changes

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Chassis Upgrades Highlight 2013 Safety Changes
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For most fans, the beauty of the redesigned 2013 Cup chassis may only be skin deep. But for Tom Gideon, director of safety at NASCAR's research and development center, there's more there than meets the eye. The "car of tomorrow," introduced in 2007 and used for the past five seasons, was designed to incorporate a number of key safety features offering additional protection to the driver in the event of accident or fire. From that standpoint, the chassis achieved its goals...

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