IndyCar Indy 500 Safety Evolution Auto Racing

FILE - Stan Fox, his legs exposed, sits in his airborne car after the front end was torn off while slamming into the first-turn wall on the opening lap of the Indianapolis 500, May 28, 1995. Fox's car had collided with Eddie Cheever's, right, both hitting the wall. Fox's legs were uninjured, but he was hospitalized with serious head injuries. Following a deadly crash in 1973, Indianapolis Motor Speedway put a number of safeguards in place and eventually Indy car cockpits were repositioned to protect the legs and feet of drivers and tubs were made of stronger, safer materials to increase safety during the accidents that still occur.

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