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Dan Wheldon: IndyCar Mourns Loss of Star Driver

Dan Wheldon was involved in a 15-car crash on lap 11 of the IRL event in Las Vegas. As a result of the injuries sustained in the crash, he has passed away.The remainder of the race was cancelled, but drivers took to the track to run a five-lap salute to Wheldon. This was the last race of the IRL season.Wheldon was the 2005 IRL series champion. He won the Indianapolis 500 in 2005 and 2011.Drivers on the track were visibly shaken from the moment the wreck occurred.It was a frightening scene as the cars and wreckage piled up. Mangled and burning pieces of car were strewn about the track.The race was immediately stopped, and Wheldon was airlifted to a nearby hospital.The track sat in a disturbing silence as everyone there was anxiously waiting ...

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