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    Indy driver Dan Wheldon killed in wreck

    Two cars touched tires, instigating the incident in the pack running inches apart on the high-banked 1.5-mile oval. Wheldon's car, ensnared in the jumble in the middle of the racetrack, flew over another and caught part of the catch fence just past the apex of Turn 2. The incident left cars smoldering and car parts strewn along the backstretch.

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    Wheldon succumbs to injuries in crash - IndyCar.com


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    I was watching football when this was on, and I was clicking back and forth between this and football. I saw the first couple laps, came back later and the race was red flagged. They didn't show any replays while I was watching, then I went back to football and forgot about it.

    I'm not an indy car fan, but from what I understand they were pushing around 225 mph when they went into that corner. I think NASCAR hits maybe 180, 185 mph on that track.
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    I caught the replay from youtube. I knew the outcome was bad when they weren't replaying the crash. Absolutely horrific.
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