September 6, 2012-Bill Simpson

There’s a lot of talk in the NFL about concussions and how to prevent them. Chip Ganassi and Bill Simpson are producing a helmet designed to help keep players from getting hurt. Of course Bill has been working on items to keep drivers safe for years, and he will set himself on fire to prove it!

Bill’s concern for safety came about from his competing as a driver. He invented the parachute dragsters use to slow down:)

He also had 1 Indianapolis 500 start, 1974, qualifying 20th finishing 13th.

Here’s a conversation we had in Gasoline Ally in May 2009

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