NASCAR President Mike Helton on the Passing of Dr. John Melvin
July 18, 2014, Official NASCAR news release, NASCAR.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 18, 2014) -- "NASCAR and the entire motorsports industry lost a giant on Thursday with the passing of Dr. John Melvin. Dr. Melvin was a pioneer in the field of driver safety, particularly in the area of driver restraint systems. His many contributions as a safety consultant to NASCAR for more than 13 years forever changed the sport. We lost a colleague, and a friend.
"NASCAR extends its condolences to Dr. Melvin's family and friends. He will be greatly missed by the entire racing community."