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R.I.P Dan Wheldon

Posted on 10/16/2011 3:13:12 PM PDT by Wagonboy

1978 - 2011 Killed in Indy Car race at Las Vegas


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: indy; indyracing; racing; wheldon

1 posted on 10/16/2011 3:13:14 PM PDT by Wagonboy
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To: Wagonboy

Amen.


2 posted on 10/16/2011 3:13:59 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (When life gives you lemons, throw them back and demand chocolate.)
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To: Wagonboy

Oh my lord, RIP


3 posted on 10/16/2011 3:15:04 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Wagonboy

R.I.P.


4 posted on 10/16/2011 3:16:31 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Wagonboy

Prayers for Dan and his family. R.I.P.


5 posted on 10/16/2011 3:17:56 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Greed" is wanting everything and demanding that somebody else pay for it.)
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To: ColdOne

sad...


6 posted on 10/16/2011 3:21:38 PM PDT by brivette
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To: Wagonboy

I am so sad.


7 posted on 10/16/2011 3:25:12 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (welcome dies irae)
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To: SandyInSeattle

I can’t believe they still race these cars on these types of tracks. In 1998 @ the Charlotte Motor Speedway there was a bad accident that killed people in the stands. Bruton Smith owns both tracks.


8 posted on 10/16/2011 3:25:20 PM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: personalaccts

Do you remember Greg Moore’s accident. Ovals are dangerous.


9 posted on 10/16/2011 3:32:17 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: Wagonboy

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/racing/10/16/dan.wheldon.crash.ap/
Wheldon dies from Vegas crash


10 posted on 10/16/2011 3:40:21 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: omega4179

Open wheeled racing on high banked ovals would give me the willies. I was channel surfing and stopped to watch this on ABC and it looked to me insanely fast and close for my taste. I am not surprised at this accident. RIP Dan Wheldon. Prayers for all involved.


11 posted on 10/16/2011 3:41:25 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Liberty Valance

Dan Wheldon was a two-time Indy 500 winner and the 2005 IndyCar Series champion.

12 posted on 10/16/2011 3:43:51 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Wagonboy

http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Indy-500-champ-dies-in-tragic-race-crash-2221609.php


13 posted on 10/16/2011 4:21:57 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Wagonboy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hdh-XZ5i8k
James Taylor- Our Town -LYRICS- (In memory of Paul Newman)


14 posted on 10/16/2011 10:43:19 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Wagonboy

I know there were a number of people questioning putting 34 IndyCars on that track, and this is why.

As a fan and participant (mostly as a volunteer worker) in auto racing, I understand the sport is dangerous, but in this instance the IICS was tempting fate.

R.I.P., Dan. You will be missed.


15 posted on 10/17/2011 11:57:33 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I've tried to think like a liberal, but I can't get my head far enough up my behind...)
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