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Is This the End of 1.5-Mile Race Tracks for the Izod Indycar Series

Even though the closest finishes and most excitement happen on 1.5-mile tracks, what happened on Sunday could put an end to the series ever racing on them. These tracks are just too dangerous to race on.  We've been saying for years that these tracks will kill someone.  Unfortunately, it happened. Since 2001, eight cars have gotten into the fence of these tracks on race day with significant injuries to all the drivers.  Davey Hamilton, Kenny Brack, Buddy Rice (flip in Kansas), Ryan Briscoe, Will Power, J.R. Hildebrand, Pippa Mann and Dan Wheldon have experienced this, the latter four all in the same wreck on Sunday. The cars getting airborne are the result of close racing and cars touching tires. These cars are not&...

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