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Dan Wheldon Crash: What Can NASCAR Do to Avoid These Kinds of Crashes?

Dan Wheldon's death in a fiery, 15-car crash in the IndyCar season finale at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway sent massive shock waves throughout the motorsports world. For NASCAR fans, the tragedy begs the question: What can NASCAR do to prevent a similar tragedy in stock cars?There were several factors contributing to the dangerous conditions which caused the death of Wheldon, the 2005 IndyCar champion and two-time Indy 500 winner.One of the obvious problems in Wheldon's death was the high speed reached by the IndyCars at the 1.5 mile Las Vegas oval. There was simply no time for drivers back in the field to react to the debacle developing on the track in front of them as cars rammed into vehicles in front of them...

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