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Video: Dan Wheldon Killed In 15-Car Crash at IndyCar Race in Las Vegas

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Look, I don’t know much about IndyCar racing or Nascar, but it’s clearly among the most dangerous sports in the world. On Saturday night, Jimmie Johnson was involved in a head-on crash, but walked away. On Sunday, IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon was not so lucky.

Wheldon started last among a field of 34 cars, the largest field of the season. He could not avoid the gigantic pileup in front of him, and unfortunately lost his life. The 33-year-old leaves behind his wife and two young children.

Check out the video of the crash:

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  1. What no one is saying is that there was a bounty on the race so to speak. If someone other than a series regular won, they would get a 2.5M bonus. Wheldon (despite being the Indy 500 winner) was let into this little bet, so he was trying like hell to get from last to 1st, as was pretty much everyone in the back of the pack. It is sad that this had to happen, but I think some of the ‘blame’ has to go to the IRL.

    Posted by Wayne | October 17, 2011, 10:59 am

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