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4rkidz
10-17-2011, 12:24 AM
So sad to watch the Indy Car race today from Las Vegas when on lap 13 Dan died.. we met him last year at Watkins Glen and enjoyed watching him race and win at the Indy 500 this year. One of my hubbies favourite drivers died again :(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TN3JGHEWBs

Lacey
10-17-2011, 05:15 AM
What driving talent he had, to have been Indy 500 winner twice, the second at age 33 or 34 this year.

Vash01
10-17-2011, 07:04 AM
What a terrible tragedy! I am not into car racing at all, so I was not familiar with Dan Wheldon, but I saw the news on TV this afternoon and felt sad for him and his family. Auto racing is a dangerous sport, but we rarely hear of fatalities in it. On TV they showed that the race was canceled/stopped and all the drivers did 5 laps as a tribute to Dan. Everyone seemed to be in a shock- naturally.

RIP Dan Wheldon.

jenny12
10-17-2011, 07:42 AM
What a horrible story and a reminder of how dangerous racing is. RIP to a great champion.

soxxy
10-17-2011, 10:32 AM
RIP Dan.

Buzz
10-17-2011, 01:58 PM
What a terrible way to go and he was so young. RIP

barbk
10-17-2011, 04:42 PM
I really hope his wife wasn't there watching.

I've never liked auto racing, and this is a big reason why.

Vash01
10-17-2011, 10:47 PM
Here is an article from CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/17/sport/racing-wheldon/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

It's ironic that he wanted to make it safer.

Dragonlady
10-18-2011, 09:53 PM
We had just tuned into the race when the accident happened. I do hope that IZOD takes a long, hard look at how the number of cars on this small "bullring" track contributed to this accident and Mr. Wheldon's death. Many drivers had expressed concern for their safety before the race began.

Dan Wheldon leaves a wife and two children under the age of three. How sad for this young family that he's gone.