In his great new book Crash, author Jonathan Ingram weaves a compelling narrative of how Doctor Robert Hubbard and his brother-in-law, talented IMSA racer Jim Downing developed the universally praised hans device. Dale Earnhardt's stunning crash and subsequent death at the Daytona 500 heightened the call for mandatory use of the device even in the same year that Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) had already implemented its use. Hubbard and Downing developed the device in the eighties and Downing first began wearing it in IMSA competition in 1986. With Downing's persistent influence at the track, the two embarked on a long and often heartrending effort to save drivers from critical neck and spinal injuries even as drivers were still being killed around them, An unprecedented series of deaths spanning a seven year period ultimately lead to four of the major racing series mandating the device. Behind the headlines, thousands of amateur racers and weekend warriors were also falling regularly to these injuries, but the pace slowed dramatically with implementation of the device. Today it is universally accepted and many lives have been saved. Ingram describes the development of the device in detail and illustrates how it works. The book delivers a detailed and captivating insight into a side of the sport that most fans never consider. It is packed with great photos and illustrations including diagrams of the Earnhardt crash and how it was dealt with afterward. To truly grasp the physical forces that drivers endure, motorsports fans must read this absorbing tale of a twenty year family quest to save our racing drivers and racing series.