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Dan Wheldon Crash: Driver’s Death a Painful Reminder of Dangers of Racing

Dan Wheldon's tragic death on Sunday afternoon is another painful and clear reminder that auto racing is an incredibly dangerous sport.Wheldon—a two-time Indy 500 winner and the 2005 IndyCar Series champ—was pronounced dead about two hours after a horrific, fiery crash on lap 13 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.The 33-year-old Englishman is the fourth driver to die during an IndyCar Series event and the first since 2006. He's the highest profile driver to suffer a fatal crash since Dale Earnhardt was killed in 2001.I think it's important that we don't overreact to his death by decrying racing. After all, Wheldon died doing what he loved and I doubt he would want major changes brought to the sport.However, it's more than a little ...

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