Dan Wheldon Killed

United States
October 16, 2011 8:26pm CST
Indy car driver, Dan Wheldon has been killed during a series finale celebration and race in Las Vegas. He was part of a fiery 15 car wreck that left debris scattered along the track and three other racers were injured. May we all remember him and his family tonight as he has a wife and two boys, ages 2 and 7 months. Have you ever known a race car driver? I have because my husband got into dirt track racing for awhile and we always knew that a crash was a risk, but you never think that it could be your spouse who doesn't come home after a race. Do you watch Indy Car racing and if so, who is your favorite racer?
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
17 Oct 11
I heard about this also on anther site I am joined with. I have watched the Indy races before but it has been quite some time.
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• United States
25 Oct 11
I think that I wrote about this on another site too. It is such a shocking story!
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
25 Oct 11
I don't particularly watch Indy Car racing, but I know a few drivers (Danica Patrick fan). I saw this news last week and I was shocked. Yesterday, there was another news that a moto GP driver was killed too. I know it's their job to ride and drive fast, but everything still gets into perspective when lives are lost.
• United States
6 Nov 11
i heard about the moto GP driver too. Such a sad week in racing!
@AmbiePam (50146)
• United States
17 Oct 11
This shocked the heck out of me when I read it tonight. I don't watch race car driving, but because my brother-in-law likes it I am familiar with who people are. It's so sad that the 7 month old will have no memory of his daddy, and the 2 year old probably won't either.
• United States
25 Oct 11
It shocked me too. He was a good driver, a good teammate and an excellent husband and dad. I feel sorry for his parents, his wife and those two boys. You are right that they probably won't remember him any at all. I hope that his wife helps to keep his memory alive.