5 drivers have died while racing in the last 3 weeks. What a terrible thing to have to write. Jason Leffler, Wolf Silvester, Allan Simonsen, Paul Mucahy, Andrea Meme. All died at very different race circuits. Yet all lost their lives behind the wheel of a race car. Racing is the most dangerous sport, a game of chess at two hundred miles per hour, as Jim Roller says. When a defensive back in football misses a tackle and the other team scores a touchdown, there are consequences for that player. He might get yelled at by the coach and team mates, maybe even benched for the rest of the game.