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Dan Wheldon Crash: IndyCar Star’s Death Sheds a Grim Light on Auto Racing

As a fan of NASCAR from the time I was a child, the allure of living on the edge has been the rush that all the fans and drivers are searching and yearning for.While most of the time the races are just fun and games, there are sober occasions where the entire racing world as we know it gets turned on its head. It’s times like these when I hearken back to a quote attributed to Ernest Hemingway that strikes truer with every passing day. “There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.” As a fan who watched the death of Dale Earnhardt Sr. live in 2001, Wheldon’s death and the horrific crash that cost him his life will no doubt bring a new light on the safety of...

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