"The last time (Dale) Earnhart won (the Winston Cup championship), he thanked Fire Bottle at the banquet. When he flipped several times at Talladega a few years ago, he had the system on board and it survived intact We get business from DEI Inc, Jeff Gordon, Ricky Rudd, and a lot of other guys at that level of racing."
Specifically, the Fire Bottle System is an on-board fire suppression system designed for most types of race cars. It’s mounted in the car with tubing and nozzles pointed at the driver. In the event of an on-board fire, the driver pulls a T-handle that immediately releases a chemical calledhalon. The fire is extinguished quicker than conventional emergency personnel could reach the car.
"Halon is a liquid that turns into a gas," Skaggs explained. "It’s the same product that’s used in aviation and by NASA. We were looking for something that could put a fire out, but that wouldn’t harm a driver if it was inhaled."
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