Indiana Blue

October 16th, 2011 at 6:37 PM ^

every year since 1976.  Truly tragic.  These drivers race on the edge and racing is safer now than at any time in the past, but it still a very risky sport.

RIP Dan Wheldon.  Prayers and thoughts with Dan's family.

a2_electricboogaloo

October 16th, 2011 at 6:46 PM ^

That show how mundane the things that seem terrible at times. It puts things like losing to state in perspective. showing that in the greater scheme of things they are inconsiquental.
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<br>Rest in peace, my thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

BlueinLansing

October 16th, 2011 at 7:10 PM ^

crash, one of the worst you'll ever see at such speed.

 

Made worse by the fact that the live broadcast was using the in-car cam of Wheldon just seconds before the accident.  In a sense the viewer was able to watch the last moments of this man's life and what he saw just before it happened.

samber2009

October 16th, 2011 at 7:32 PM ^

I've never seen anything like that. I'm from Indianapolis, so Indy car racing figures are always really big around here, and you really feel like you get to know the racers over the years.  This is just so sad. RIP Dan, you will be greatly missed.

omahagoblue

October 16th, 2011 at 7:38 PM ^

This just put a terrible end to the worst weekend in sports I've ever experienced. I've watched every Indy Car race since I was a little kid when my father took me to the 97' Indy 500. Losing Dan almost feels like losing a family member.

dcmaizeandblue

October 16th, 2011 at 7:50 PM ^

Just a momumental lose for the sport.  Wheldon was always a great guy and one of the universally liked drivers.  Far too young to go and still at his peak in driving skill.  

Very appropriate action taken by the series and drivers after this tragedy.  Really puts this weekend into perspective.

Tater

October 16th, 2011 at 11:28 PM ^

It's been a shitty summer here in the Tampa Bay area.  First Lee Roy Selmon, now Dan Wheldon.  Wheldon was a community fixture down here; he did a lot of charity work, and had a reputation as "one of the good guys."  RIP.