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NASCAR Sprint Cup: Will Dan Wheldon’s Death Loom over the Kobalt Tools 400?

After the horrific crash on Lap 11 at last year's IZOD IndyCar World Championship that involved 15 cars and took the life of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon, the NASCAR Sprint Cup will return this Sunday to that track for the first time since the incident.NASCAR's top division visits Las Vegas Motor Speedway only once per year, typically during the first week of March, though it has raced there once at the very end of February.Since the tragic events of October 16, 2011 happened well after last year's Kobalt Tools 400, this is NASCAR's first opportunity to pay homage to Wheldon at the track where he passed away.As an organization, NASCAR immediately acknowledged the importance of Wheldon's loss to the racing community after it ...

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