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New HANS device approved

- jutter@charlotteobserver.com
Friday, Aug. 12, 2011

NASCAR officials have approved the Sport II HANS device for competition in all NASCAR series.

The new device features a lower rounded collar and is lighter, making for an easier fit for drivers.

“No matter what type of car, what kind of track, drag strip or off-road event, a head and neck restraint should be included in any driver’s safety equipment,” said Gary Milgrom, vice president of HANS Performance Products.

“It’s not necessarily how fast you go that determines the severity of some accidents, but how fast you stop.”

NASCAR first mandated the exclusive use of the HANS device in 2005.

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