15-Car Wreck Kills Indy Driver Dan Wheldon

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IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas
The car of Dan Wheldon driver of the #77 Bowers & Wilkins Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara Honda (top left) bursts into flames in a 15 car pile up including the #12 Team Penske Dallara Honda of Will Power during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda on September 16, 2011 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas
The car of Dan Wheldon driver of the #77 Bowers & Wilkins Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara Honda (top left) bursts into flames in a 15 car pile up including the #12 Team Penske Dallara Honda of Will Power during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda on September 16, 2011 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas
The car of Dan Wheldon driver of the #77 Bowers & Wilkins Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara Honda (top left) bursts into flames in a 15 car pile up including the #12 Team Penske Dallara Honda of Will Power during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda on September 16, 2011 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas
The car of Dan Wheldon of England driver of the #77 Bowers & Wilkins Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara Honda (left) flies in the air during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda on September 16, 2011 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas
The #12 Team Penske Dallara Honda of Will Power of Australia flies in the air during a 15 car pileup during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda on September 16, 2011 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas
The car of Dan Wheldon driver of the #77 Bowers & Wilkins Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara Honda (top left) bursts into flames in a 15 car pile up including the #12 Team Penske Dallara Honda of Will Power during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda on September 16, 2011 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
(credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
(credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas
The car of Dan Wheldon driver of the #77 Bowers & Wilkins Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara Honda (top left) bursts into flames in a 15 car pile up during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda on October 16, 2011 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
(credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
(credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas
The car of Dan Wheldon driver of the #77 Bowers & Wilkins Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara Honda (top left) bursts into flames in a 15 car pile up during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda on October 16, 2011 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
(credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
(credit:  Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas
The car of Dan Wheldon driver of the #77 Bowers & Wilkins Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara Honda (top left) bursts into flames in a 15 car pile up including the #12 Team Penske Dallara Honda of Will Power during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda on September 16, 2011 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas
Safety workers inspect the damaged cars after a massive 15 car crash during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda on October 16, 2011 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas
Dan Wheldon of England, driver of the #77 Bowers & Wilkins/Sam Schmidt Racing Dallara Honda, is flown to the hospital in an air ambulance after being involved in a 15 car wreck during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 16, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas
Emergency crews work to clear damaged IndyCars from the track after a 15 car wreck during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 16, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas
Cars are scattered on the track after a 15 car crash during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda on October 16, 2011 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas
Emergency crews work to clear damaged IndyCars from the track after a 15 car wreck during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 16, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas
The #17 AFS/Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara Honda of Wade Cunningham of New Zealand sits on the track after a 15 car pile up during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda on October 16, 2011 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas
Cars are scattered on the track after a 15 car crash during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda on October 16, 2011 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas
Emergency crews work to clear damaged IndyCars from the track after a 15 car wreck during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 16, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas
Cars are scattered on the track after a 15 car crash during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda on October 16, 2011 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas
Crews are working on repair damage to the fence and track after a 15 car pileup during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda on October 16, 2011 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas
Emergency crews work to clear damaged IndyCars from the track after a 15 car wreck during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 16, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas
Drivers complete five memorial laps in honor of Dan Wheldon of England who was killed in a crash and pass in front of the turn where he was killed during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda on October 16, 2011 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas
Cars are scattered on the track after a 15 car crash during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda on October 16, 2011 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas
Team members line the pitlane as the drivers complete five memorial laps to honor Dan Wheldon, driver of the #77 Dallara Honda, who died of injuries in a massive fifteen car crash during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda on October 16, 2011 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas
Team members line the pitlane as the drivers complete five memorial laps to honor Dan Wheldon, driver of the #77 Dallara Honda, who died of injuries in a massive fifteen car crash during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 16, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas
Team members line the pitlane as the drivers complete five memorial laps to honor Dan Wheldon, driver of the #77 Dallara Honda, who died of injuries in a massive fifteen car crash during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda on October 16, 2011 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas
Dario Franchitti, driver of the #10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda is consoled by his wife, actress Ashley Judd after the drivers completed five memorial laps to honor Dan Wheldon, driver of the #77 Dallara Honda who died of injuries in a massive 15 car crash during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda on October 16, 2011 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. Franchitti clinched the Championship as the result of the crash involving contender Will Power.
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IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas
Team members line the pitlane as the drivers complete five memorial laps to honor Dan Wheldon, driver of the #77 Dallara Honda, who died of injuries in a massive fifteen car crash during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 16, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Dan Wheldon - Oct. 2011
Dan Wheldon of England, driver of the #98 William Rast-Curb/Big Machine Dallara Honda appears at a media day news conference at the Capital Grille at the Fashion Show mall on October 12, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Dan Wheldon - Kentucky Indy 300 Practice - Oct. 2011
Dan Wheldon of England, driver of the #77 Bowers & Wilkins/Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara Honda sits in the pits during practice for IZOD IndyCar Series B Kentucky Indy 300 on October 1, 2011 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky.
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Dan Wheldon - 95th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Trophy Presentation; May 2011
Dan Wheldon of England, driver of the #98 William Rast-Curb/Big Machine Dallara Honda poses with Borg Warner Trophy on the yard of bricks during the 95th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Trophy Presentation at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 30, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Dan Wheldon - 95th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Trophy Presentation; May 2011
Dan Wheldon of England, driver of the #98 William Rast-Curb/Big Machine Dallara Honda holds son Sebastian alongside wife Susie holding Oliver, with the Borg Warner Trophy on the yard of bricks during the 95th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Trophy Presentation at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 30, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Dan Wheldon - 95th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Trophy Presentation; May 2011
Dan Wheldon of England, driver of the #98 William Rast-Curb/Big Machine Dallara Honda poses with Borg Warner Trophy on the yard of bricks during the 95th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Trophy Presentation at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 30, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Dan Wheldon - Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Champions; May 2011
Dan Wheldon of England, driver of the #98 William Rast-Curb/Big Machine Dallara Honda poses with the Borg Warner Trophy on the day after winning the IZOD IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 Mile Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 30, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Dan Wheldon - Bombardier Learjet 550k Practice; June 2008
Dan Wheldon climbs into the #10 Polaroid/Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda, during practice for IRL IndyCar Series Bombardier Learjet 550k on June 5, 2008 at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.
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Dan Wheldon - IRL Spring Testing; Feb. 2008
Dan Wheldon driver of the #10 Target Chip Gnassi Racing Dallara Honda poses for a portrait during Spring Testing for the IRL IndyCar Series on February 26, 2008 at Homestead Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida.
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Dan Wheldon - Toyota Indy 400; Oct. 2005
IndyCar Series Champion Dan Wheldon, driver of the #26 Andretti Green Racing Jim Beam Honda Dallara, poses with the championship trophy after the IndyCar Series Toyota Indy 400 on October 16, 2005 at California Speedway in Fontana, California.
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Dan Wheldon - Inaugural Watkins Glen Indy Grand Prix; Sept. 2005
Dan Wheldon driver of the #26 Andretti Green Racing Klein Tools/Jim Beam Dallara Honda celebrates winning the championship during the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series Inaugural Watkins Glen Indy Grand Prix on September 25, 2005 at the Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York.
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Dan Wheldon - 89th Indianapolis 500; May 2005
Dan Wheldon driver of the #26 Andretti Green Racing Jim Beam Klein Tools Dallara Honda celebrates after winning the IRL IndyCar Series 89th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 29, 2005 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Dan Wheldon - Bridgestone Indy Japan 300, 2005
Dan Wheldon, driver of the #26 Andretti Green Racing Klein Tools/Jim Beam Dallara Honda celebrates winning the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series Bridgestone Indy Japan 300 on April 30, 2005 at the Twin Ring Motegi in Motegi, Japan.
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