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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 Sports.com) – 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...
  • Indy 500 TV Ratings Jump 40 Percent

    05/30/2005 3:19:38 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 52 replies · 2,152+ views
    NEW YORK - Danica Patrick's first Indianapolis 500 made for great television. ABC's broadcast on Sunday drew a 6.6 overnight rating and a 17 share, up 40 percent from last year and the highest since 1997.Patrick, who became the first woman to hold the lead at the Indy 500, led several of the final laps before settling for fourth. The ratings during the last 15 minutes of the race spiked to 8.8/21. Dan Wheldon passed the 23-year-old rookie with seven laps to go and coasted to his first victory at the Brickyard. Last year's race, won by Patrick's Rahal-Letterman teammate...