Dan Wheldon Crash

October 17, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – 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.

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  1. This is extremely sad and due to the nature of open wheel racing on ovals.
    You will never prevent cars from bumping one another and spinning out of control.
    But to prevent them to fly over one another, could not Indy Car install a rear bumper across the rear tires and front and rear fenders…?
    Yes the cars’ pointy nose and front wind end plates might cut into the fenders, push them against the tires etc etc…but the initial flyover danger would be eliminated and a pit stop would allow repairs or replacement of the fenders.

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