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  • Breaking: Dan Wheldon has died.....

    10/16/2011 3:11:34 PM PDT · by TaraP · 76 replies · 1+ views
    October 15th, 2011
    Breaking on CNN
  • R.I.P Dan Wheldon

    10/16/2011 3:13:12 PM PDT · by Wagonboy · 14 replies
    1978 - 2011 Killed in Indy Car race at Las Vegas
  • 15-car Wreck Leaves Dan Wheldon Seriously Injured

    10/16/2011 2:28:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeChris · 30 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 10-16-11 | CBSSports
    LAS VEGAS (CBS – IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon has been seriously injured in a massive 15-car wreck has sent cars flying through the air early in Sunday’s Las Vegas Indy 300. Paul Tracy, who was involved in the wreck, said a team of doctors were working on Wheldon, but there was no word of his injuries. A helicopter lifted off from the speedway, but there was no indication if Wheldon was onboard. Pippa Mann also appeared to be shaky as she was helped to an ambulance. The wreck coming out of Turn 2 on the 12th lap left Townsend...
  • Dan Wheldon (Reigning Indy 500 Champ) Dies After Massive Crash in Las Vegas

    10/16/2011 3:21:06 PM PDT · by drewh · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3 minutes ago | By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Sports Writer
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died Sunday in a fiery 15-car wreck at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when his car flew over another on Lap 13 and smashed into the wall just outside turn 2. Wheldon was 33. Drivers were told of Wheldon's death in a meeting about two hours after the fiery, smoky crash that many drivers said was the worst they had ever seen. He won the Indianapolis 500 twice, including this year. "IndyCar is very sad to announce that Dan Wheldon has passed away from unsurvivable injuries," IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard said. "Our...
  • Helio Castroneves Wins Third Indianapolis 500

    05/24/2009 1:55:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 34 replies · 2,163+ views
    FoxNews ^ | May 24th 2009
    Helio Castroneves Wins Third Indianapolis 500 Sunday, May 24, 2009 INDIANAPOLIS — Helio Castroneves has won his third Indianapolis 500, beating 2005 winner Dan Wheldon by more than 2 seconds. Danica Patrick was third, the best finish by a woman at Indianapolis. Castroneves, who started from the pole, had a half-second lead over teammate Ryan Briscoe before a hard crash by Vitor Meira and rookie Raphael Matos brought out the yellow caution with 26 laps to go. Briscoe had to come in for fuel, moving Wheldon up to second and Patrick third. The green came out after 183 of the...
  • Fellow IRL driver thinks Patrick's aggressive enough for NASCAR ("during that time of month")

    07/13/2006 2:45:56 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 6 replies · 501+ views
    AP Sports ^ | Wed. July 12th, 2005 | TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A fellow IRL driver says Danica Patrick has what it takes to succeed if she switches to the paint-swapping world of NASCAR and she's plenty aggressive in open-wheel racing when it's ``the right time of the month.'' Ed Carpenter, who trails Patrick by four slots in the IRL IndyCar Series' points race, made the comment when asked how Patrick might handle NASCAR racing during a radio appearance to promote Saturday night's Firestone Indy 200. ``I think Danica's pretty aggressive in our cars,'' Carpenter said Wednesday on WGFX-FM in Nashville. ``I mean, you know especially if you...
  • Wheldon sets record with win in IRL Peak Antifreeze Indy 300 (Kaan - "Patrick an Idiot")

    09/11/2005 7:08:40 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 2 replies · 192+ views
    Yahoo.sports ^ | 9/11/05 | By Bruce Martin SportsTicker Contributing Editor
    September 11, 2005 By Bruce Martin SportsTicker Contributing Editor JOLIET, Illinois (Ticker) - Not even a penalty imposed after a pit-stop violation could keep Dan Wheldon from claiming his IRL-record sixth checkered flag of the season in Sunday's Peak Antifreeze Indy 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. In addition to breaking Sam Hornish Jr.'s record set in 2002, Wheldon virtually locked up the series title. He now leads defending IRL champion and Andretti Green teammate Tony Kanaan by 102 points with two races left. All Wheldon has to do to clinch the championship is run a practice lap at Watkins Glen International...
  • More than a pretty face

    05/16/2005 10:55:48 AM PDT · by JZelle · 72 replies · 2,315+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-16-05 | Michael Marot
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Everywhere Danica Patrick goes at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the crowds follow. There's the camera crew documenting every move of her first month at the 2½-mile track, and a curious media corps -- from ESPN to People magazine -- that continually peppers her with questions. When she finally gets a break from that, the autograph seekers are waiting. It can be trying even for a veteran. But Patrick, a rookie, sees it as a chance to prove herself.