what has happened to race fans?
one of the better men and drivers in racing was killed doing something he loved doing and knew the risks of doing, in a freak accident. now race fans are becoming a "nanny group" too?
is it because the new generation of race fans are from the helmet, elbow, and knee pad era?
has being willing to take one's own life in one's own hands doing something legal become "outlawed" by society's hand-wringers?
(Note: This article originally appeared at IndyCar Advocate)
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