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Indy 500 Winner Dan Wheldon Dies in Race Crash

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died after a fiery crash at the Las Vegas speedway Sunday, The Associated Press reports.

Wheldon's car burst into flames when it flew over another car and hit a wall on 13th lap of the Las Vegas 300. Drivers were informed of Wheldon's death two hours after the 15-car wreck. Wheldon, who was 33, won the Indy 500 this year and 2005.

"It was like a movie scene which they try to make as gnarly as possible," Danica Patrick was quoted as saying. "It was debris everywhere across the...read more

Indy 500 Preview: Danica in the Spotlight

Even before the cry of “Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines,” the 92nd Indianapolis 500 will be packed thick with excitement and story lines (Sunday, May 25, 1 pm/ET, ABC). The fiercest rivalry in open wheel racing is finally over as the sport’s two governing bodies have unified after 12 years. The hot new young guns with familiar names (Marco Andretti and Graham Rahal) will be motoring alongside Indy greats such as Tony Kanaan, Dan Wheldon, pole-sitter Scott Dixon and two-time Indy winner (and one-time Dancing With the Stars champ) Helio Castroneves. And yet all eyes watching the 33 sleek cars whipping around the most famous track in the U.S. will be trained on Danica Patrick. Last month, Patrick became the first female driver ever to win a big league motorsports event, and she loves Indy as much as the crowd loves her. ABC/ESPN analyst Scott Goodyear, himself an Indy great, likes Dixon (“I think he’s in a class by himself this year”), Catroneves...read more

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Wheldon's 2nd Indy just as sweet
Wheldon wins Indy 500
Schrager: Weekend Recap
Raw Video: Dan Wheldon Memorial

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Year Title Description
2012 FOX6 Sports TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2011 Late Show With David Letterman: Episode Episode, Guest
2011 Piers Morgan Tonight: Episode Episode, Subject (person only)
2005 Late Show With David Letterman: Episode Episode, Guest
2004 The Season: Race for Indy Episode, Subject (person only)

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