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NASCAR President Mike Helton on the Passing of Dr. John Melvin

July 18, 2014, Official NASCAR news release, NASCAR.com

NASCAR President Mike Helton on 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'

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."

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