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TALLADEGA, Ala. -- For the first time since Dan Wheldon's fatal accident, the focus was back on the race track. Hendrick Motorsports proved Saturday it has the best superspeedway program in NASCAR with a sweep of the front row in qualifying at Talladega Superspeedway. Mark Martin won the pole with a lap of 181.367 mph, just a tick faster than the 181.360 posted by five-time defending champion Jimmie Johnson. Hendrick Motorsports now has won the pole at all four superspeedway races this season, and swept the front row in all but one. "Our qualifying on (restrictor) plate tracks this season...
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Read about the public memorial held for Dan Wheldon on Sunday in Indianapolis, then watch the video recap of the services and view the photo gallery.
Dan Wheldon never drove a race in the NASCAR series but that hasn’t stopped the auto sport from honoring him. T.J. Bell will attempt to make the race this week at Talladega in the #77 TRG Ford. Bell as well as teammate Andy Lally had raced together with Wheldon in the Indy lights division.
On the name rail o the car will be the name of Wheldon.
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The IndyCar community shed tears and shared laughs Sunday in tribute to two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon.
IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard has called a driver meeting for Monday to discuss Dan Wheldon's fatal accident.
The death of IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon in a fiery crash at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last Sunday hit the sports world hard. In July, Josh Lichtle, a 23-year-old dirt-bike rider from Rochester Hills, lost his life. Lichtle wasn't famous, but his death was no less tragic.
Dan Wheldon is being remembered not only as a champion driver but as a devoted husband, caring father, loyal friend, beloved son — and a neat freak.
For the first time since Dan Wheldon's fatal accident, the focus was back on the race track. Hendrick Motorsports proved Saturday it has the best superspeedway program in NASCAR with a sweep of the front row in qualifying at Talladega Superspeedway.
For the first time since IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon's fatal accident, the focus is back on the race track.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Now that Dan Wheldon's "Celebration of Life" is over and the respects have been paid to the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner who was killed in a crash at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. 16, the hard work for the series begins. The first step in making necessary corrections came on Monday when INDYCAR CEO Randy Bernard and other series officials conducted...
ATLANTA -- The risks involved in auto racing are on many minds this week following the death of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon in a gruesome 15-car wreck during the IndyCar season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday. For NASCAR and its fans, the discussion comes on the same week that the Sprint Cup circuit races at Talladega Superspeedway, the track known for...
Sometimes you find out more about someone in death than you ever knew about them in life. Most everyone in racing knew Dan Wheldon was a good driver and a really good guy. Loved his family dearly, just as they loved him back. What most probably didn't know was that he was a neat freak who carefully lined up his many shoes in the closet.
A promotion that promises a $100,000 bonus if there are 100 lead changes at Talladega Superspeedway is being scrutinized in the wake of Dan Wheldon's fatal accident.
IndyCar drivers and officials on Monday debated how to make open-wheel racing safer. Now comes the hard part: turning talk into action.
More than a dozen IndyCar drivers met for three hours with series CEO Randy Bernard and Brian Barnhart, the series' president of competition, about preventing another fatal accident.
The meeting came eight days after two-time Indianapolis 500...
Graham Rahal has sparked an outpouring of support — and memorabilia — for an auction to benefit the family of late IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon.
The racing world's rough week continued on Sunday morning when MotoGP racer Marco Simoncelli was killed after he fell off his bike and was struck by other riders in the MotoGP of Malaysia.
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They performed CPR in both the ambulance and for 45 minutes in the medical centre, but were unable to save his life.
"Because of the bad crash to him...