my monday got off to a rotten start hearing of the crash and death of dan wheldon. it seems like only a few weeks ago laura and i were at indy watching one of the most improbable wins ever at the 500, and now he's gone. i love racing, but the dark side of the sport just sucks when something terrible happens. i was amazed enough when jimmie johnson walked away from his hard crash at charlotte saturday night. the camera view from will power's car was amazing. he got extremely airborne as well, and was fortunate to have survived. the indy 500 next year will be a solemn one for us next year. RIP, dan, you were a great champion. peace, john
Yea its a sad thing, ive watched him race a few times in the past few years at a couple of different tracks... My buddy actually has a piece of the Indy 500 winning car from this past May that he drove to victory... We went to the Texas race this past June and they were running that car in the race, I forget who was driving it but it crashed with another car in Turn 4... Long story short after the race like always we went dumpster diving in the Indy Car Garages and bamm found the piece that moves air over the left rear tire in the trash... We snagged it and he has it at his house.... I was also there for Friday practice and qualifying, I snapped this picture this past June at Texas Motor Speedway...
In the first picture that I posted above you can see Will Power's car flying. Notice the shadow under the car.
It was incredible how fast this all happened. There were just to many cars going around 224mph something bad was bound to happen
Dan Wheldon's car flew in a similar manor only he ended up in the catch fence at
a bad angle.
It was so scary, we knew immediately things were not going to be OK.
I was watching TV with my dad when he was skipping through channels and saw this right as they confirmed death. It was a sad day for race fans, for sure. Idr what channel it was (youtube it if you want), but Weldon's cab cam was on air and the last thing that was said before they switched to the wreck was about his advantage at his current position....
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