Dark Day for Indycar Racing

I have been a fan for over 30 years and the size and speed of yesterday’s accident at Las Vegas was terrifying.  The drivers know the risks of course, but as the cars become safer and safer, it tends to not be in the front of everyone’s thoughts, until the cold water of reality hits.  Condolences to Dan’s family and the Indycar community.  I was at the event in Fontana that took Greg Moore’s life, but back then no one knew what happened until after the race.  I think this management team did the wise thing and stopping the event as they did.

Dan Wheldon sits in the cockpit of the new IndyCar chassis before giving it its first track tryout in August 2011. Photo by: LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC

I followed the events via twitter as most of the teams in Indycar use it to communicate to fans and tone of the messages kept getting darker and darker until the announcement of Dan’s passing was made.

The racing will go on, and with the new car Dan helped test, hopefully will prevent the from occurring again.  But as Michael Andretti said, “The are professionals and they know what they are doing”.    Dark day still….


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