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    Default RIP Dan Wheldon

    Died in an Indy car race today. 2 time Indy 500 champion.

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    Motor racing lost another champion today. Still can't believe it...
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    Shocked to hear this. Ive got that race recorded but dont think i want to watch it now
    One less British driver in the US. Sad news.

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    Yea I seen it live on tv, it was pretty bad. RIP Dan.

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    Default Re: RIP Dan Wheldon

    He died doing the most important thing in the world to him. Of all the ways to go, that's not a really bad one. But I feel bad for his two young sons.

    The memorial tribute (five laps in formation behind the pace car) was touching, with the drivers breaking down into tears as they got in their cars.
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    I just found out about this now. I remember how happy he was when he won the Indy 500. A sad story of triumph to tragedy. This just underscores how these drivers risk their lives out on the track every single time. Despite great advances in safety which have thankfully made fatal crashes like this relatively rare, they can still happen in the blink of an eye. For what it's worth, he died doing what he loved. RIP Dan.

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