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RIP Dan Wheldon

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Was watching this race and the Pats Dallas game, came back to the fire and torn cars 1/2 way through the wreck. Dan June 22, 1978 to October 16, 2011.

Edited by MAKO69

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Always tragic when Racing loses anybody, my thoughts are with his family, friends, and crew. here is a link to the tribute laps the drivers drove for him. What a passionate, driver, and all round good guy. Wheldon Tribute HERE

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Wow I have never seen such a bad wreck before in any racing. RIP.

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This is a product of the car. F1 and NASCAR have done some serious R&D in car safety but IRL has taken too long. Unfortunately, in the final race in the current car, this happened.

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I saw Jeff Krosnoff and Greg Moore die in their respective races in the 90s, but they were much smaller. Moore's was a single-car accident, in fact. There was no doubt he was dead, though. The crash was at 200+ mph and he hit the wall with his head. Krosnoff's wasn't as apparent, but when the car came to a stop he was hanging out of what was left of the front of the car (it was gone in front of the seat, so his legs were the front) completely limp.

 

It is sad to think that in over 10 years the only improvement they've had is the HANS device.

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