Found October 17, 2011 on
Every time a race car driver buckles in, as IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon did Sunday, he understands the risks. The same can be said of an NHL player. The difference is, one sport is actively trying to minimize those risks, while another tuned out any warnings prior to Sunday's 15-car pileup in Las Vegas that left the 33-year-old Wheldon dead of unsurvivable injuries. The track setup in Las Vegas was problematic, a fact IndyCar points leader Dario Franchitti said he warned race organizers about prior to Sunday's event. This could become open-wheel racing's version of the Dale Earnhardt crash, in...
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