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    The race world lost an amazing driver this afternoon at LasVegas International Speedway. Dan Wheldon lost his life today in a 15 car pile up on the 13th lap of the last race of the season. He leaves behind his parents, 3 brothers a sister, a wife and two young sons.
    Ironically he had just finished the final testing for a new, safer car that is to be unveiled in the 2012 Indy season.
    RIP Dan, the whole racing community and all of your fans will miss you greatly.

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    so sad. what a horrible crash

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    Racing community and fans have lost a good guy!
    I hate that another life has been lost.

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    Such a tragedy. Dan was a great driver and a wonderful person.

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    So sad

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    This was so sad. Such a horrible crash.

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    So sad ... they make it look too easy and maybe we forget how very dangerous racing really is. RIP

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    At least he died doing what he loved. There are not many people that are that lucky. He will be missed.

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    Very sad news, indeed. RIP Dan Wheldon. Prayers for his family. Once again, we are reminded that lives can change in an instant.

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    He was not only a talented driver, but a really nice guy. Always took time for the fans. He will be missed very much.

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    I'm praying for the loved ones he left behind.

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    This is a picture of him and his family after he won the Indianiapolis 500 earlier this summer. Dan is holding Sebastian alongside wife Susie holding Oliver, with the Borg Warner Trophy on the yard of bricks
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    This was really sad!

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    just heard it on the news. We are not big race car fans, so I really don't follow the races. It is sad

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    I'm involved with the racing world and I don't know how many times I've stopped breathing when they hit that wall. I was watching the race today and I was on my floor sobbing being an ER trauma nurse I knew his chances were slim to make it out of it without anything less than severe burns and bones broken. This was an amazing man, husband, father, brother and a son.

    This should have never have happened these cars are not meant to be on a track like Vegas, there not designed to be run on high banking turns this is a NASCAR track. The driver's expressed their concerns prior to the race a lot of them didn't want to do this race. The ironic thing that most don't know is he was working on a safer car design for 2012 series, he had gotten a full time ride, and he was so excited about the new safety measures (they might have saved his life today). He leave's behind a beautiful wife and two small children in the photo.

    Another angel got their wings in heaven today, I know most probably don't follow racing, but I do ask if everyone would keep his family in their prayers tonight he truly was a wonderful man.

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