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Las Vegas Motor Speedway's ''limitless'' racing surface was singled out Thursday as a significant factor in a ''perfect storm'' of conditions that led to the death of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon. Wheldon was killed Oct. 16 during the...
A comprehensive review of the racing accident that claimed the life of Dan Wheldon is complete, INDYCAR announced Dec. 15.Wheldon, the 2005 IZOD IndyCar Series champion and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, suffered a non-survivable head injury Oct. 16 in...
NEW YORK - The ouster of one of America's most revered coaches, Penn State's Joe Paterno, after shocking child sex abuse charges against his former assistant was overwhelmingly voted the sports story of the year by members of The Associated Press. On...
AP Sports WriterRacing returns to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the first time since IndyCar star Dan Wheldon was killed in a fiery crash last fall. NASCAR doesn't plan to have any memorials at the track, but the two-time Indy 500 champion will likely be in the back of...
AP Auto Racing WriterIndyCar officials don't believe the construction of the fence at Las Vegas Motor Speedway played a role in the death of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon. Instead, the larger factor was the wide grooves at the speedway that gave drivers a...
Tags: Speedway, Indianapolis 500
Paul Alspach said he was introduced to auto racing before he learned how to talk. "My parents were both racers and took me to the track pretty much since I was born," he said. "And my mother worked as a medical director at many of the area tracks, so I...
KIAHIndy racing star Dan Wheldon was killed Sunday after hitting the wall in the Las Vegas 300 in a multi-car crash at a speed of approximately 220 mph. When a tragedy like this occurs, the voices of regulating speed or prohibiting cars from being on...
Tags: Homestead, Indianapolis 500
As the date for the Indianapolis 500 draws nearer, more tribute plans are being put in place for the late Dan Wheldon. Hot Wheels unveiled its new Lionheart Wheldon hot wheels car Tuesday. The company had previously announced it would have a...
Tags: Indianapolis 500
The Fabulous ForumThe Izod IndyCar Series said Thursday it would not return next year to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where driver Dan Wheldon was killed Oct. 16 in a horrific 15-car crash. The series is rolling out a newly designed car......
The Fabulous ForumThe ability of IndyCar drivers to have "almost unlimited movement" at high speeds around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway was among the factors in the 15-car crash that killed driver Dan Wheldon during a race Oct. 16, the Izod IndyCar......
The Fabulous ForumRandy Bernard's stewardship of the Izod IndyCar Series has been controversial, but one of the series' leading team owners, Chip Ganassi, said Tuesday he supports Bernard....
Groller's CornerLife will go on for the IZOD IndyCar Series even without Danica Patrick. Sadly, it will go on without Dan Wheldon as well. His death at Las Vegas in the final race of the 2011 season was one of the top sports stories of the year. It was not the way the...
Dec 16, 2011 |Story| Aberdeen News
Dec 15, 2011 |Story| WXIN-LTV
Dec 20, 2011 |Story| Aberdeen News
Mar 9, 2012 |Story| KWCH
Dec 15, 2011 |Story| KWCH
Jan 30, 2012 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Oct 20, 2011 |Story| KIAH-LTV
Apr 24, 2012 |Column| WXIN-LTV
Dec 8, 2011 | Los Angeles Times
Dec 15, 2011 | Los Angeles Times
Dec 20, 2011 | Los Angeles Times
Dec 22, 2011 | Allentown Morning Call
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