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Dan Wheldon Crash: Horrific Accident Will Have Lasting Impact on IndyCar

The horrific accident that took the life of Dan Wheldon will send shock waves through IndyCar and the larger sports world. Obviously, during a time like this, it is important to remember the family and friends of Dan Wheldon as well as the other injured drivers involved. It is also important to think about IndyCar as a whole. This incident is sure to lead to big changes and big initiatives to make IndyCar safer and decrease the peril for drivers. In 2003, the IndyCar season underwent many safety changes, including changes in the chassis and a reduction in engine displacement. The 2004 season was consequently the safest in IndyCar’s history. IndyCar continued to make their raceways safer by using the SAFER soft wall system which absorb...

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