They take their life into their hands each time they flip the ignition switch and start the engine. Racing crashes are a part of the sport, but that does not cushion the blow at 125 or 175 miles an hour and more.
The safety record of racing at all levels is very good considering the number of races, the lack of serious injuries and the violence involved.Safety procedures are getting better every year, leaving the driver in a cocoon once the car rolls, flips or flies in the air. It makes it much easier to watch crashes when you know the odds are good no one is getting seriously hurt. Check out this video of stock car racing crashes. Be sure to buckle your seat belt first.