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Bill Simpson began building safety equipment for racecars after he broke both arms in a race. After Dale Earnhardt's death, however, the integrity of his seat belt has been questioned. The fallout from the crash has resulted in serious repercussions for his company.
John Delphus (J.D.) McDuffie was a race car driver from Sanford, North Carolina. He won races at speedways throughout the Carolinas, until 1991 when he died in a violent crash at Watkins Glen International’s dangerous Turn 5. This article presents a biography of McDuffie and his racing, and how his hometown of Sanford honors his legacy.