Indy Car Crash

Dan Wheldon Indy Crash: Was Runners Careless Driving? 

Wheldon, who lived in St. Petersburg, Florida, was transported by helicopter to University Medical Center in Las Vegas for treatment before his death was announced two hours later.
"IndyCar's very sad to announce that Dan Wheldon unsurvivable died of wounds," said CEO Randy Bernard IndyCar Series in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family today."
The race was canceled and drivers back later for a tribute fifth round moving and tearful.

A popular figure, Wheldon was a 2005 Indy Racing League IndyCar Series champion and won the Indy500 race, and even events in the years 2011-100.
When the pilots returned to the track, the driver Wheldon British colleagues, Scots Dario Franchitti, sobbing uncontrollably while being strapped into his car.
"Crazy stuff"
"I could see in five turns people started doing crazy things," said Franchitti, who has avoided the incident and the cancellation of the race he won his third consecutive title in the series.
"I like to run hard, but it is for me not really knowing what it is. A small mistake from anyone ...
"Right now I'm stunned and speechless," he said. "One minute you're joking in the driver intros and the day after his disappearance.
"It was six when I met him. It was this little kid and the next thing you know he was my teammate, "said Franchitti, who led with Wheldon's Andretti Green Racing.

"We put so much pressure on ourselves to win races and championships, and now it does not matter."
The crew lined up along the pit lane and fans in the stands fell silent as drivers paid tribute to the popular Wheldon.
The cancellation of the race meant that Franchitti won his third straight title in the series.
Indy Car Crash
Wheldon, who held a regular this season, could have won a prize of $ 5 million that was offered at the event in Las Vegas, not a winner. A full-time in the season finale
The Englishman had not run since winning the Indy 500 last May
Although not a household name, such as Formula One drivers in the United Kingdom, Wheldon could surely be included among the most successful British driver in the motor sports world.

After winning eight national titles in the UK in karting and finished third in 1998 in Formula Ford championship in England, Wheldon moved to America in search of better opportunities.
F2000 Championship Series has conquered in 1999, six wins, and then moved to Indy, where he won the Rookie of the Year in 2003. Wheldon said in 2005, thanks to a series of six victories Andretti Green Racing.
The British then drove for Panther Racing, and his last team Bryan Herta Autosport.
Wheldon survived by his wife Susie and his two young son.


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