Rest In Peace Dan Wheldon
Only 12 laps had been completed, and drivers were racing hard for position. Fifteen cars were involved in the wreck, but none were seriously injured, with the exception of Dan Wheldon. His car went airborne and cockpit first into the catchfence, above the safer barrier. His injuries were described as not survivable.
Dan was racing today for $5 million dollars, starting from last place. Had he won the race, he would have split the winnings with a fan.
Rest in Peace Dan. The racing community will miss you.