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Dan Wheldon Crash Video: ABC and IndyCar Handled Sad Situation With Class

Rarely does an athlete pass away on his or her field of play. However, auto racing is unique because instead of being on a playing field or court, the athlete is in a machine that can travel at incredibly high speeds. On Sunday, Dan Wheldon was killed in a terrifying 15-car crash at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. After the accident, Wheldon was airlifted to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a few hours later at age 33. Upon hearing the news, officials at the event decided to cancel the day’s race. The racers decided to participate in a five-lap dedication to the life of Wheldon. The racers took to the track, going three-wide for five laps as music played along. The commentators went silent for the memorial. ABC went on...

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