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Dan Wheldon Crash: Everything Happens in a Split Second in Racing

You can blame Las Vegas Motor Speedway's track for prompting close-knit racing, but Dan Wheldon's death in a 15-car pileup on Sunday was more a product of racing in general.Every race car driver lives a life measured in fractions of a second. Whether it's crossing the finish line a split second earlier than a competitor or zooming out of a pit stop as quick as possible, all drivers know that there's an inherent risk in simply being a racer.Wheldon's crash happened in mere seconds after he careened into the outside wall early in Sunday's IndyCar race. The same delicate balance he held when he won the Indy 500 this year was the same delicate balance that ended up taking his life.Wheldon was only 33 years old, but he had been racing for years....

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