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Dan Wheldon Crash: Where Does IndyCar Go From Here?

The specter of tragedy that hangs over every race in the world of motorsports descended on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, claiming the life of superstar driver Dan Wheldon and sending the IndyCar Series into an offseason of uncertainty in the most unsettling way imaginable.Wheldon's car was one of 15 involved in a horrific crash on the 12th lap at the Las Vegas Indy 300. Several other drivers—including Will Power, Pippa Mann and JR Hildebrand—were taken to the University Memorial Hospital after the accident. All three appear to be fine and are expected to be released tomorrow.Meanwhile, the sport of open-wheel racing finds itself at a difficult crossroads. Wheldon had been a staple of the sport, a 33-year-old Briton wit...

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