Tuesday, October 18, 2011

IndyCar driver Wheldon's death raises questions

From Jenna Fryer of the AP (via Mercury News)

Dan Wheldon, one of IndyCar's biggest and most popular stars, died in a spectacular 15-car accident that racing veterans likened to something out of a movie scene or a war zone.

Now everyone—even those who never paid any attention to any form of motorsports let alone IndyCar—is demanding answers, just as they did 10 years ago when Dale Earnhardt was killed on the last lap of the Daytona 500.

The death of the seven-time champion in NASCAR's biggest race led to intense scrutiny. Now, two days after two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Wheldon died in a spectacular 15-car accident, IndyCar is facing similar questions.

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