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Safety first

Here's something different: off-season changes that everyone can get behind

Updated: February 10, 2010, 11:41 AM ET
By Ryan McGee | ESPN The Magazine
SpoilerMark J. Rebilas/US PresswireThe new spoiler, the biggest adjustment to the CoT yet, is a welcome change for drivers who hated the clumsy wing.

This article appears in the Feb. 22 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

There's a fine line between exciting and scary, and NASCAR has been straddling it for a decade. Sometimes, the decision-makers get it right (safer "soft wall" barriers, new head-and-neck restraints); other times the changes aren't so quickly embraced. Case in point: the Car of Tomorrow.

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