Michael McDowell trains with local law enforcement at high speeds
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Michael McDowell trained with law enforcement on a high-speed course and spoke about NASCAR safety at
McDowell, driver of the #00
McDowell spoke about the safety innovations in NASCAR, including the new car and SAFER barrier at Kansas Speedway. He demonstrated the helmet and HANS device that drivers wear for head and neck support by placing them on a fan in the crowd.
“Our sport is not only for entertainment, it’s to help manufacturers develop street cars and make them safer everyday. It’s fun to be a part of that development,” McDowell said. “Unfortunately, I was the crash test dummy at
Earlier this year, McDowell was involved in a hard crash during qualifying at
McDowell will race at Kansas Speedway as a rookie in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kansas 400 on September 28. He raced at Kansas Speedway in 2007 in the ARCA RE/MAX Series and finished 11th, completing the 2007 season 2nd in the points standings.
“Coming back to race in a Cup race is pretty special. I love racing on these mile-and-a-half tracks,” McDowell said. “I like
McDowell returns to
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