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IndyCar needs to strike balance between excitement, danger

...result on Saturday was loved by the fans but hated by the drivers ? many of them present at the 2011 season finale when Dan Wheldon was killed in a horrific accident minutes after the start.Wheldon's death left a deep scar on the series and made...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-06-29/indycar-needs-strike-balan
Richard Westbrook, Michael Valiante prevail in Six Hours of The Glen

...drivers have lamented the pack-style racing on the circuit's big ovals since two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon was killed at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the series' 2011 season finale.Drivers were concerned about the speeds...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-28/richard-westbrook-michael-valiant
Andretti family brushes aside notion of curse at Indy 500

...done. I don't think we're cursed."And Michael Andretti has reaped the spoils of team ownership, winning with Dan Wheldon (2005) and Dario Franchitti (2007). He's the reigning series owner champion after Ryan Hunter-Reay captured the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-05-23/andretti-family-brus
IndyCar has a mess on its hands

...and Walker had a mess on their hands.IndyCar was badly wounded after the death of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon in the 2011 season finale, who was killed racing for a $5 million prize in a gimmick designed to draw more eyeballs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-05-18/indycar-has-mess-its-hands
Chevrolet, Honda looking at oval packages at Indy after crashes

...crashes like this have been decreasing in the IndyCar Series, they are still not unprecedented.Two-time Indy champion Dan Wheldon was killed when his car sailed 325 feet through the air and hit a catch-fence post during a 2011 race in Las Vegas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-05-15/chevrolet-honda-look
Ed Carpenter claims pole for Indianapolis 500

...won the Indy 500 as a rookie in 2011, but he crashed exiting the final turn and was passed for the win by the late Dan Wheldon."I wish we could have got him up on the front row with us, but the shootout's tough," Carpenter said. "The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-05-18/ed-carpenter-claims-
Fryer: Carpenter's decision validated

...last-lap crash at the Indianapolis 500, and Conway was a participant in the 2011 season finale at Las Vegas when Dan Wheldon was killed.He wasn't comfortable on ovals, he didn't enjoy racing on them and he wasn't going to do it anymore...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-04-14/fryer-carpenters-dec
Tony Kanaan hopes to leave own mark at Indy in famed No. 10 car

...car that won this race a few times," he said. "Three of my best friends have driven this car, (Alex) Zanardi, Dan (Wheldon) and Dario (Franchitti), and Chip gave me an opportunity this late in my career that I don't think it comes around...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-05-24/tony-kanaan-hopes-leave-ow
Ending race on caution was sensible thing to do

...suffered in an accident in Pennsylvania the day before Stewart's wreck. Last week was the two-year anniversary of Dan Wheldon's death in the 2011 IndyCar season finale.Stewart, a three-time NASCAR champion, became somewhat consumed with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2013-10-21/fryer-ending-race-caution-
Injuries force Franchitti to quit IndyCar career

...Ganassi said.Franchitti's last victory was the 2012 Indy 500, an emotional race that came seven months after Dan Wheldon had been killed in a crash at Las Vegas. Franchitti battled teammate Scott Dixon over the final third of the race...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2013-11-14/injuries-force-franchitti-quit-in