OSHA could probably step in and over-rule NASCAR. This would draw applause from many folks. But consider several questions before you hope for this. Is safety more important than freedom? I dont think it was presented that way at Valley Forge or a Omaha Beach. Consider the potentially preposterous postulate that if government can risk your safety, you should be able to risk your own safety if you are aware of the risks. Of the following which best qualifies Dale Earnhardt as a hero? A. He was a seven time champion B. He was the most famous driver in the world. C. He gave his life for what he believed in - VICTORY!
If he had been insulated from the edge in life, would we have come to know and love him as so manny of us did? Which would best honor his memory, attenuating his way or preserving his way? In short and in pure speculation, I dont think he would have missed "The Dance" and I dont think we should miss ours either.