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DAN WHELDON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Indy 500: Indianapolis Motor Speedway to Honor Dan Wheldon During Indy 500

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway made a great announcement yesterday that the late Dan Wheldon will be honored both before and during the 96th Running of the Indianapolis 500. All rade day patrons admitted through the gates at IMS will receive a pair of white cardboard sunglasses. This is to honor the white sunglasses that Wheldon was seen wearing around the garage and pits during...
Via Race Review Online
May 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Wheldon wreck still on drivers' minds

Dr. Christopher Carr, who has worked with IndyCar drivers as well as Olympic, professional and collegiate athletes during a 30-year career, wouldn't define the sport of racing as "dangerous" despite the chance of death. He says that's because it's risky in a controlled environment. "From just an environmental standpoint, different sports have different...
Via Fox Sports
March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

IndyCar Reveals Cause of Dan Wheldon's Tragic Death

IndyCar announced Thursday that the cause of Dan Wheldon’s tragic death at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 16 was contact that created a "non-survivable injury" when Wheldon’s head hit a post in the fencing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Wheldon, a two-time Indy 500 champion, was collected in a massive 15-car crash on lap 11. Wheldon hit another car, causing his...
Via Race Review Online
December 15, 2011  |  Discuss

Are ovals safe enough for IndyCar?

Saying the death of Dan Wheldon was "an incredible tragedy," Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage said Thursday he wasn't entirely surprised by the findings of IndyCar's investigation into the driver's fatal crash at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. But he remains convinced that the current fencing system at Speedway Motorsports Inc. tracks such as Texas and...
Via Fox Sports
December 15, 2011  |  Discuss
ANATOMY OF AN ACCIDENT

Wheldon crash investigation findings released

The investigation determined that the death of Dan Wheldon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. 16 was caused by a pole in the track's fencing system intruding into his cockpit.

Via Indy Racing Revolution
December 15, 2011  |  1 Comment

IndyCar analysis of Wheldon crash

Dan Wheldon was killed when his head hit a post in the fencing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, contact that created a ''non-survivable injury'' to the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner. IndyCar officials released Thursday their findings of the Oct. 16 accident in the season finale. Wheldon was killed in an early 15-car accident when his car launched into the catchfence...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2011  |  Discuss

IndyCar to announce Wheldon findings

IndyCar officials plan to announce Thursday their initial findings from the investigation into Dan Wheldon's fatal accident. Wheldon was killed in the opening laps of the Oct. 16 season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The two-time Indianapolis 500 winner was involved in a 15-car accident, and his car sailed into the catchfence. Many elements of the event have been criticized...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Dan Wheldon's Death Inspires 'Lionheart' Decals Throughout Racing Community

The death of IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon in Las Vegas drew many reactions from the racing community, from tears to poetry. The two-time Indianapolis 500 winner will be remembered as much for his fearless racing style as for anything else, as he explained on a sponsor's blog in 2010. "When I first started racing, a lot of guys said that I raced with a lot of heart, occasionally...
Via NESN.com
October 24, 2011  |  Discuss
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