Originally posted on From the Marbles  |  Last updated 12/15/11
On Thursday, the Izod IndyCar Series released a report announcing the results of the investigation surrounding Indianapolis 500 winner and IndyCar champion Dan Wheldon's death at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 16. In the crash, Wheldon's car was launched airborne and his head ultimately hit a vertical post on the catchfence -- an "non-survivable injury." 34 drivers participated in the race on that Sunday and were spread out four-wide on the track when the crash happened. From the Associated Press: "Racing grooves not only restrict drivers' naturally aggressive racing behavior, but make the location of another competitor's car on the racetrack more predictable," the report said. But when the race began at Vegas, the packed 34-car field was all over the track—movement series officials did not expect despite drivers' warnings. "The ability of the drivers to race from the bottom of the racetrack all the way up to the wall and run limitless is not a condition we've experien...
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