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2011 Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon's condition is unknown following a horrific crash at the IndyCar World Championships in Las Vegas, Nev., Sunday afternoon. The crash involved 15 cars and missed others by a few feet. The track was covered in debris from the cars and shrouded by smoke from pieces that caught fire during the collisions. Terry Blount, ESPN's motorsports reporter, has been tweeting updates from the track. "Some of these cars and barely recognizable as cars," Blount tweeted when the dust settled. He also noted that it might be the worst multi-car crash he's ever seen. Wheldon was...

Dan Wheldon dies after Indy crash

Indy 500 champion Dan Wheldon died from injuries sustained during a wreck on the 12th lap of the Indy Car stop in Las Vegas.

Wheldon injured in fiery IndyCar crash at Vegas

IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon has been seriously injured in a massive 15-car wreck has sent cars flying through the air early in Sunday's Las Vegas Indy 300.

Wheldon died of blunt head trauma, coroner says

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy says IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon died of blunt head trauma after a spectacular 15-car wreck at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Darren Turner replaces Wheldon in Gold Cost race (AP)

Darren Turner will replace Dan Wheldon in the V8 Supercars Gold Coast 600 this weekend at Queensland Raceway in Australia. Wheldon was killed Sunday in a 15-car accident in the IndyCar season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The two-time Indianapolis 500 champion was one of six IndyCar drivers committed to running at Queensland.

Dan Wheldon Dies After Car Crash

LAS VEGAS -- Dan Wheldon, the 2011 Indianapolis 500 winner and one of the most popular drivers in open-wheel racing, died Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in a horrific multi-car crash on Lap12 of the IndyCar Series season finale.Officials decided to call the race, but the drivers did a five-lap tribute to Wheldon. IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard made the official announcement...

Indy 500 Winner Wheldon Dies in Massive Crash

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died Sunday in a fiery 15-car wreck at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when his car flew over another on Lap 13 and smashed into the wall just outside turn 2. Wheldon was 33. Drivers were told of Wheldon's death in a meeting about two hours after the fiery, smoky crash that many drivers said was the worst they had ever seen. The...

Dan Wheldon killed in crash at Vegas

Indy 500 champ Dan Wheldon killed in wreck in Las Vegas.

RIP, Dan Wheldon

Surely, you have seen by now the accident at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that took the life of Dan Wheldon over the weekend. As I saw it for about the fifth time, I started to watch what was happening away from the airborne vehicle that carried Dan Wheldon to his death. Frankly, I am still astonished that only one driver died in that accident. RIP, Dan Wheldon. If you watched the...

Johnson: No more ovals, IndyCar

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Five-time defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson called on IndyCar to stop racing on ovals in the wake of Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon's death.


DAN WHELDON DIES OF INJURIES SUSTAINED IN 15-CAR CRASH AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAYPHOTO: Bret Kelley/IZOD IndyCar Series.What was supposed to be a time of celebration has instead turned into a time of great sorrow as Daniel Clive Wheldon, one of INDYCAR's most beloved champions, is no longer with us. On Lap 11 of today's IZOD IndyCar Series season finale at Las Vegas Motor...

Video of INDYCAR IZOD Series Season Finale Wreck at Las Vegas.

Here's the video of wreck at the INDYCAR season finale at Las Vegas. The multi-car incident claimed the life of two time Indy 500 Champion Dan Wheldon.

F1 champs Button, Hamilton pay tribute to Wheldon

Formula One champions Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton hailed fellow Briton Dan Wheldon as a ''true fighter'' and an ''inspirational'' figure after the IndyCar driver was killed in a massive crash in Las Vegas. Button recalled Wheldon, who died Sunday at the age of 33, as being a star of the British karting circuit in the 1990s before going on to...

IndyCar Seeks Grand Finale in Las Vegas

Dario Franchitti and Will Power, who are first and second in the standings, will start on the ninth row. Dan Wheldon will try for $5 million from the back row.
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