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Roger Diez: NASCAR needs to address fan safety

Last Saturday, we were reminded once again that racing is a dangerous sport. When Kyle Larson careened into the catch fence on the final lap of the NASCAR Nationwide race, a number of spectators were injured by flying parts, including a wheel.

Driver safety has definitely improved, as evidenced by Larson exiting what was left of his race car under his own power. However, the sport still has work left undone in the area of spectator safety. Perhaps the current design of catch fences needs to be re-thought. Carl Edwards' crash at Talladega a couple of years ago was a …

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