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Two-Time Indy Champ Dan Weldon Dead at 33

One word perhaps best describes the terrible crash on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: horrific.  My dad took me to my first Indy 500 in 1966. I was 9 years old. He joked that he never watched a race to see a crash; but if it had to happen, as inevitable as they seemed, he wanted it to happen in front of him.  Dad was a marine who fought on Okinawa and never shared with me any of what he saw in World War II. He was at Indy in 1955, the year Bill Vukovich was killed while trying to become the first man to three-peat at Indianapolis. Dad saw that crash. I watched it on YouTube. It, too, was horrific.  But not like what I saw at Las Vegas.  I’ve been following motor sports for a lot of years and I’ve never se...

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