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Witness the evolution of auto racing helmets over the last century

Car racing helmets have come a long way in just over a century. They used to just be soft shells (like the old football “helmets”).

These days they’re actually quite advanced, and help keep auto racers safe. According to Donut Media’s video above, 25-percent of all auto racing accidents result in hospitalization (the highest percentage in any sport). But head injuries account for only a small percentage of those injuries.

Just goes to show that auto racing has done a tremendous job keeping drivers heads safe as speeds continue to escalate and wrecks become even more life-threatening.

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