Today, we lost a pioneer in driver safety, Bill Simpson. https://racer.com/20...son-dies-at-79/
I had a chance to meet him in 2015 and we chatted a couple of times after that. One of his last projects was working on football helmets to address high school and collegiate concussion injuries.
The day I met him, he told me the story of Dale Sr.'s passing and his legal battles after that. Didn't realize that they were close. At one point, tears filled his eyes.
I gave him my business card and a few months later, he called me. And you can imagine that I practically soiled my shorts to have a legend like him call me. He invited me to sit at his table at the racing hall of fame banquet in Indianapolis. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to make it, and I've always regretted not going (of course!).