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Dan Wheldon Crash: How Will IndyCar Driver’s Death Impact Racing?

Two-time Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon was killed in a 15-car crash on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.In the 300-mile IndyCar Series race, the 33-year-old's car went airborne 12 laps in, striking the catch fence and bursting into flames.Wheldon, who was respected throughout the racing circuit, may have been the most well-known driver to have died in the United States since Dale Earnhardt died in the final lap of the Daytona 500 in 2001.Drivers have expressed concern about the one-and-a-half-mile oval before. Because Indy cars travel much faster than stock cars, there's always been worries that there could be a devastating pileup.Said driver Dario Franchitti on Thursday, via The New York Times:“The cars are going to be inches apart, ...

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