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Auto Racing / NASCAR Safety / Earnhardt Death #195698

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 25, 2001
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Rockingham, North Carolina: Erin Hayes) The issue of stock car racing safety examined in light of the death of driver Dale Earnhardt; scenes shown from the Rockingham, North Carolina, racetrack where Dale Earnhardt, Junior, crashed during the Dura Lube 400. [EARNHARDT, Junior - reacts to the crash.] [Driver Jeff BURTON - comments on safety.] [Daytona International Speedway Dr. Steve BOHANNON - comments on Earnhardt's restraint system.] Race car safety devices described and shown. [NASCAR president Mike HELTON - says drivers are encouraged to use the HANS device.] [Driver Ricky RUDD, DRIVER, two FANS - offer views on safety.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) The suspension of today's race due to rain noted.

Hayes, Erin;
Simpson, Carole

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