UPDATE: The article has now been revised giving credit to both Nebraska University and the IRL. Great job to everyone who wrote in.
Yesterday a guy by the name of Dan Peterson wrote an article for Fox News explaining how great of a job Nascar has done while developing safety features. The only problem is that part of the article is just completely and utterly false, no question about it. For the 57,829th time over the past 5 years, a member in the media gave credit to someone in the stock car ranks for the invention and development of the SAFER barrier, and I think it's about time credit go's to its rightful owners.
Some contact info if you feel so inclined
You can E-mail Dan at Dan@80percentmental.com
You can E-mail Fox News at email@example.com
As most of you already know, the Steel and Foam Energy Reduction (SAFER) barrier was developed by engineers from Nebraska University with help from the IRL, and was first implemented at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.