So freaking sad. We can't even believe how horrible it is to see such a young life just taken away by a crash like this.
Racing is so dangerous, but it's what Dan Wheldon loved. The crash involved 15 drivers.
Watch the video above to see coverage on what happened in Vegas — our thoughts go out to his family and young children. We are so sad to hear of this loss.
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Indianapolis 500 race car driver and two-time champ Dan Wheldon died on Sunday after his car crashed during a huge 15-car accident at the Las Vegas Indy 300.
His car went airborne after hitting the fence during Lap 12 of the race. He was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he died.
The race was soon canceled, however racers did a five-lap turn as a salute to their fallen driver.
IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard released a statement about the incident:
"IndyCar is very sad to announce that Dan Wheldon has passed away from unsurvivable injuries. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family today."
Australian driver Ryan Briscoe described the scene:
"I've never seen anything like it. The debris we all had to drive through the lap later, it looked like a war scene from Terminator or something. I mean, there were just pieces of metal and car on fire in the middle of the track with no car attached to it and just debris everywhere … your first thoughts are hoping that no one is hurt, because there’s just stuff everywhere. Crazy."
Wheldon was 33.
So sad. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.
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And at this year's Indianapolis 500, it was…Justin Timberlake for the win?!
That's right, the singer/actor reportedly sponsored the winning vehicle - driven by Dan Wheldon - with his William Rast clothing line at yesterday's 500-mile circuit race!
He took to Twitter to share his excitement:
What a Memorial Day weekend! The William Rast car just won the Indy 500!!!!
Holy shiz! Just add this to his list of accolades!
Well, to be fair, he didn't do anything other than cut the check, but still!
Here's hoping you're celebrating this weekend BIG TIME!
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