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Dan Wheldon Crash: How Will Shocking Death Change Sport’s Safety Regulations?

If there's any silver lining to be drawn from the dark and tragic cloud hovering over the death of Dan Wheldon on Sunday, it's the prospect of improved safety features in the Izod IndyCar Series and the sport of open-wheel racing as a whole.Wheldon had spent months working closely with Dallara Automobili, an Italian chassis manufacturer, to develop a safer car for competition. As a result, he had been chosen to drive a new chassis in 2012, when it was set to make its debut.The new chassis is specifically designed to minimize the chances of cars launching into the air, as Wheldon's did, with additionally bodywork added on to cover the rear tires.Just as important, though, are the changes that can, should and probably will be made to evaluati...

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