Danica Patrick on Risk of Dying on the Track
By RAPHAEL CHESTANG
April 04, 2012
Jillian Michaels got rid of her training gear recently and acted as a special correspondent for The Insider, interviewing her good friend, Danica Patrick. The NASCAR star opened up about the ever present dangers of the sport.
"There's all kinds of improvements in safety since Dale Earnhardt [Sr.] died  years ago," said Danica.
Dale Earnhardt Sr. died in a crash during the 2001 Daytona 500. The investigation that followed sparked many changes in NASCAR such as "soft wall" technology. Now drivers are also required to wear the HANS device (Head and Neck Support device), which reduces the risk of head and/or neck injuries.
Danica admitted that her job is still extremely dangerous despite the league's many safety measures.
"I definitely say my prayers before I go out there," said Danica, who lost her friend and Indy driver Dan Wheldon in a racing accident last year. "[I] just believe in fate. [I] believe in everything happens for a reason and then get on with my business."
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