Indy Car driver, Dan Wheldon dies in horrific crash

Dan Wheldon, the 2011 Indianapolis 500 winner and one of the most popular drivers in open-wheel racing, died Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in a horrific multi-car crash only 11 laps into the IndyCar Series season finale.

Officials decided to call the race, but the drivers did a five-lap tribute to Wheldon. IndyCar Series CEORandy Bernard made the officials announcmeent of Wheldon’s death without further comment.

Wheldon,33, was married and had two young kids. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

 

 

Chris Jelinek

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