Yesterday the auto racing sports world suffered a heartbreaking loss in the death of Dan Wheldon, 33 in Las Vegas. Mr. Wheldon won this year’s Indianapolis 500 auto race car sporting event. This was the first time in five years that there was a death on an Indy Car race track. When news of Mr. Wheldon’s death came, the race came to an end and a special race tribute took place.
Mr. Wheldon leaves behind a wife and two sons.
From Fox News website:”LAS VEGAS – Every race car driver heads onto the track understanding this race could be the last and hoping it won’t be.
On Sunday, Indy Car drivers got a harsh reminder when the worst happened to one of their own.
Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died when his car got caught up in a 15-car pileup, sailed over another vehicle and smashed into a catch fence at Indy Car’s season-ending race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
“Things happen in this kind of racing,” said Wade Cunningham, also caught up in the wreck. “It’s so close. Not much room for error. I was near the front of what caused all this, so I’m not thrilled about it. At this point, whose fault it was is kind of immaterial.”
This tragic incident is a reminder that on any given day, be it on the auto race track or at home, could very well be your last. Live to the fullest each and every day.
RIP Dan Wheldon. Prayers and condolences to his family.
“A big crash at the IndyCar race in Las Vegas.”
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Indy Car fans reflected on the passing of Dan Wheldon as well as fellow drivers.
“IndyCar racing fans talked about the massive crash that killed driver Dan Wheldon on Sunday. Meanwhile other drivers say it was one of the worst crashes they have ever seen. (Oct. 17)”
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