Dan Wheldon died today in a massive 15 car (of 34 cars racing) accident in during an IndyCar race in Las Vegas earlier this afternoon. I salute him as a 2-time winner of the glorious Indianopolis 500 and a great driver. Other drivers were also injured and are being treated at the hospital. Racing has become so much safer in modern times, but this is a reminded that it’s still not immuned to catastrophe.
Following the accident, a red flag was introduced. The race was then stopped for good. However, following the announcement, the drivers and teams decided to do a 5 lap tribute to him: