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R.I.P. Dan Wheldon

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Dilla    332

Saw it live; knew it was bad when they put the yellow tarp over the car. :(

Rest in peace.

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fitty76    241

I'm assuming the announcers probably were told, through their ear pieces, that he was probably dead. That's probably why they didn't show a replay.

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YoungPanthers89    3,499

I'm assuming the announcers probably were told, through their ear pieces, that he was probably dead. That's probably why they didn't show a replay.

They showed a replay about 37 times actually.

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Right when the wreck happened, I literally jumped up and instinctively yelled "Sh*t!! Someone just died..."

When I saw Dan's car sliding down the track, I singled it out, knowing the person sitting in that cockpit was NOT okay.

I can't believe that actually happened on live TV. I am still in absolute shock.

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charlotte49er    100

Even though racing, any type of racing, has made great strides when it comes to safety. It's still a dangerous sport!

If you ever get a chance to go to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Sit in the bleachers at the south short chute, between turns 1 & 2. Close your eyes and listen. I swear you can still here the roar of the old Offy Roadsters!

So many greats have died racing. But they have died doing what they love!

RIP Dan! You will have plenty of friends in Heaven to talk racing with!

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cptx    2,124

open wheel cars are death traps, seems that something like this happens at least every other year. the sport should be suspended until they get it fixed. getting rid of open cockpits would be a good start.

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