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    Report: Is it time to replace catch fences on Indycar racetracks?
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    There is a debate within the world of IndyCar as to whether a new and safer type of fencing should be installed at tracks – something less likely to injure a driver gone airborne than the catch fences and support posts used today. We characterize it as a "debate" but judging by the story in ...

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    Official: Official report concludes Dan Wheldon's death a "chance" accident
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    The official IndyCar accident review has been released concerning Dan Wheldon's fatal crash at Las Vegas earlier this year. Although Wheldon's head coming into contact with a fence support post was ruled the specific cause of his death, the verdict on the context of the accident is that "multiple ...

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    Dan Wheldon Memorial auction underway, donation website now online
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    Back on October 17, IRL driver Graham Rahal tweeted about auctioning the helmet, gloves and shoes he wore in Las Vegas Indy 300 race that claimed the life of fellow driver Dan Wheldon in a 15-car wreck, with the proceeds going to a trust for Wheldon's family. Those three items from the driver ...

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    Report: Jody Scheckter wants his son to quit Indy, son wants more horsepower
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    Tell us if this sounds familiar: Parent wants kid to stop doing something because it's too dangerous, which makes son only want to do it more. It's a common enough occurrence, played out every day in households across America and around the world. Only this is no ordinary family. It's the ...

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    Official: NASCAR to commemorate Dan Wheldon with B pillar sticker at Talladega
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    Fans and competitors in the motorsports community are still reeling from the loss of Dan Wheldon in Las Vegas last weekend. The young driver's passing continues to be felt by anyone who has even the thinnest tether to racing, and NASCAR has announced that the organization will honor Wheldon in its ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #252
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    2012 BMW 3 Series, Chevrolet Spark EV, Tata Nano, Las Vegas Indy crash Episode #252 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, with Chris, Zach, Dan, and Executive Editor Chris Paukert serving as this week's crew. Topics include the tragic crash at the Las Vegas Indy 300, the 2012 BMW 3 Series, the ...

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    Report: Dallara to name new IndyCar chassis after Dan Wheldon
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    Next year, every driver in the IndyCar Series will be driving the new Dallara chassis. But one pilot already had a wealth of experience in the new car: the late Dan Wheldon. The two-time Indy 500 winner, who died Sunday from head injuries sustained in a massive 15-car pileup at the season finale ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #252 LIVE
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    We record Episode #252 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight, and you can drop us your questions via our Q&A module below. Check out our discussion topics or chime in to help determine what else the crew chats about this evening. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already ...

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    Video: Two-time Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon dies in 15-car wreck at Las Vegas Indy 300 [UPDATED]
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    Tragedy struck this weekend's Las Vegas Indy 300, as driver Dan Wheldon, 33, died from injuries sustained in a gruesome 15-car wreck just 13 laps into the race. Wheldon's car sailed through the air outside turn two and smashed into a wall. Yahoo! reports that the other drivers were told of ...

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    Dallara's next-generation IndyCar undergoes maiden track run at Mid-Ohio
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    A little over a year since officials picked the Dallara proposal over those of its rivals, testing has begun in earnest on the next-generation IndyCar chassis. The new car underwent the first of a dozen scheduled shake-down runs at the hands of Dan Wheldon, the reigning Indy 500 champion, at the ...

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    Report: Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon chosen to test new Dallara IndyCar chassis
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    In most racing series – as in most sports in general – a champion should have no trouble getting a new contract. In fact he ought to have every team with a budget beating a path to his door. But Indy is different that way. Despite winning both the Indianapolis 500 and the IndyCar ...

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    Indy 500 oozes drama, takes no prisoners on 100th Anniversary [spoilers, video]
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    The crowd at the Brickyard for today's 100th Annoversary Indianapolis 500 certainly got their money's worth. Once all the pre-race pageantry and fanfare was out of the way, the 2011 Indy 500 provided a spectacle full of drama, lead changes, and a shocking, exciting finish. Click past the break ...

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    Montoya to return to Daytona for Rolex 24
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    Juan Pablo Montoya has been a busy boy since leaving F1. After working his way up the American stock-car racing ladder – and winning the NEXTEL Cup Rookie of the Year award for his troubles – the Colombian driver is still planning on making a return to Daytona to defend his title in ...

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    VIDEO: Franchitti's harrowing airborne crash during Firestone 400
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    Indianapolis 500 winner, current IndyCar points leader and husband of actress of Ashley Judd (rank those however you want) Dario Franchitti was involved in a spectacular airborne crash during this weekend's Firestone 400 at Michigan International Speedway, though fortunately he walked away with ...

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    Danica Patrick gets "fiesty" with Dan Wheldon after Milwaukee race
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    Last weekend's ABC Supply/A.J. Foyt 225 Indy race at the Milwaukee Mile saw Tony Kanann take the checkered flag, but a confrontation after the race between Danica Patrick and Dan Wheldon is getting more media attention than who stood atop the podium after the race concluded. On Lap 88, Danica ...

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