By David Firestone Many race fans have seen these small patches on driver suits, and may have wondered what they are. What many do not realize is that these small patches have a very critical role in driver safety. These small patches are the safety certification patches. These small patches state that this uniform part […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog..The SFI and FIA patches…Why they are as critical as they are.
By David G. FirestoneThe evolution of the racing helmet in NASCAR for the most part was slow, in the beginning. NASCAR was officially founded in 1947, two years after World War II ended. Many of the helmets worn during the 1940’s and 1950’s were little more than repainted army and air force helmets. These helmets […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-NASCAR Helmets Over The Years
This video displays some of the things I have noticed from Preseason Thunder…Aside from the fact that the new cars look good, and that there is still some work to do, here are my thoughts from Preseason Thunder at Daytona… The roof ads are next to invisible when viewed from the standard TV cameras. They […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-My Thoughts on the 2013 Daytona Testing So Far…
The mighty epaulet, every racing fan has seen them, but few understand what they are for. They are now mostly for fashion and sponsor exposure, but epaulets have a more interesting history than one might think.Back in the 1950′s and 60′s, racing suits were supposed to provide fire protection, but early versions of the suit […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-The Epaulet…What It Was, and What It Is