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alleycat
10-17-2011, 02:04 AM
Driver Dan Wheldon was killed in a crash at the Las Vegas Speedway this afternoon.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/motor/indycar/story/2011-10-16/las-vegas-300-dan-wheldon-crash/50795256/1

sailor
10-17-2011, 02:20 AM
I've been watching on ABC. The rest of the race has been cancelled, the drivers will do a 5 lap tribute to Wheldon. The announcement from Indycar said he died from unsurvivable injuries.

KellyAssauer
10-17-2011, 02:21 AM
sad day...

Sydneyd
10-17-2011, 02:23 AM
This is sad. He was so young! RIP Dan Wheldon.

absitinvidia
10-17-2011, 03:26 AM
The wreck was horrific. RIP Dan Wheldon.

Uncarved
10-17-2011, 03:42 AM
The wreck was horrific. RIP Dan Wheldon.

THIS. They replayed the crash. 15 cars. Just mass hysteria unlike anything I've seen at Indy.

My heart goes out to his family.

Perks
10-17-2011, 05:22 AM
That's hard. RIP.

Albedo
10-17-2011, 07:41 AM
Apparently some drivers were concerned before the race that having so many cars on a tight track was dangerous. Well, looks like they were right.

davem
10-25-2011, 11:24 PM
I happened to be in Downtown St. Pete the day of the funeral, and I couldn't believe the number of people that were there. I honestly thought it was some sort of event/concert/etc. until I found out later it was his funeral.