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A Nascar Fan Remembers Dan Wheldon

On Sunday, I went to coach my son’s Little League baseball team.  By the time the game ended, Dan Wheldon had died.  Dan Wheldon, the two-time Indy 500 Winner.  Dan Wheldon the Indy Car Series Champion.  Dan Wheldon the husband.  The father.  Dead.  At 33 years of age. As I tried to digest this heartbreaking news via tweets and a text from my dear friend and college roommate Keith, my son asked, “Dad, what happened?”  “Dan Wheldon died,” I say. “I can’t believe it.  In a terrible crash in Las Vegas.” “How?” asked JJ. It was such a simple question and it must have been what so many were thinking today.  How does the man who earl...

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