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Dan Wheldon Crash Video: Horrific Crash Proves Small Tracks Bad for Indy Cars

The horrific 15-car crash that led to the death of IndyCar champion Dan Wheldon on Sunday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway proves that IndyCar racing at smaller tracks is not a good idea.The Las Vegas track was built for NASCAR racing and is only 1.5 miles long in an oval shape. Many IndyCar tracks are much longer in distance and have a more rectangular shape.In contrast to the smaller track at Las Vegas, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway—the site of the Indy 500—is 2.5 miles long in a rectangular shape.Five-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson doesn't want IndyCars to run on oval tracks."Those cars are going so fast and get airborne frequently on ovals," said Johnson. "I wouldn't run them on ovals. There's...

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