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Monday, October 17, 2011

Tragedy: IndyCar Driver Dan Wheldon Dies in Massive Las Vegas 300 Accident [Video]


As everyone knows, despite the advances in safety, car racing was, and still remains, a dangerous sport. Unfortunately, the Las Vegas 300 IndyCar race that took place on Sunday proved fatal for two-time Indy 500 winner (2005 and 2001) and 2005 champion Dan Wheldon.

On lap 12, there was a massive pile-up on the second turn. Wheldon’s car, which followed, drove right into it. He was immediately taken to the nearest hospital but he didn’t manage to survive his injuries. The race was canceled after five “tribute” laps.

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