Dan Wheldon Dies at Las Vegas Indy 300 [Video]
However, this isn’t what the race to be a glorious weekend of racing, as it was marked by tragedy when two-time winner and 2005 champion Dan Wheldon, one of the top competitors, died due to the injuries suffered in a crash that involved 15 other cars.
The crash came about at turn two after a minor bump between two cars set off a large, chain-reaction disaster. With no time to avoid it, Wheldon’s car flew into the air and hit the wall and fence. After the accident, he was taken to hospital by helicopter but he died due to his extensive injuries.
Rest In Peace Dan Wheldon