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-- tragic news yesterday took over the airwaves two time Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon.
Has passed away.
Hey this is only his third race is running this year he's the reigning Indy champion you also won in 2005 but this horrific crash.
Resulted in him in his helmet smashing.
We understand into the wall.
His injuries were on survivable just look at that it happened and led a lap eleven the IndyCar Series finale.
And earlier the drivers have been concerned about the high speeds they were going -- 125 in the practice and and you can see from the images the high -- keen.
Of this particular track.
He made it easy to go flat.
Eventually but obviously for obvious reasons this race was ruled incomplete.
What shocking images and pictures that it's just not supposed to.
Happen like that and he wasn't having a lot of -- and recently -- -- -- two small children he wanted to spend more time with his family.
Dave Lawrence from our fox affiliate KVV you live now at the Las Vegas -- -- -- -- -- very latest complaints.
Good morning guys and -- yet tragic events as these -- -- they reached speeds well over 200 miles per hour but still kind of a shocked the racing world I'd definitely has of this tragic event happened on this Sunday and as you mentioned leaving him -- Behind two -- young children and so definitely a shock to the racing world as you mentioned fifteen car crashed.
And that -- scar it was sent airborne -- car flipped over crashed into the fence directly above the track.
And that Wheldon died as a result of that crash and that it's definitely -- the racing -- very hard and -- -- Las Vegas Motor -- went through -- change several years ago and actually made the track faster Danica Patrick and that -- -- -- -- two drivers that have spoken openly about the possible dangers the drivers can find themselves and during the course of -- race but back in the year 2000.
-- that was the last time they had an Indy race here -- -- Los Vegas motor speedway and higher banking was -- put in place back in 2007.
And that was designed to make the track faster and more competitive -- could have been a factor still -- not sure but out of the racing -- definitely hit hard by this tragic event.
All right thank you very much for that update.
-- -- -- -- And you know he had this racer Dan Wheldon had written a blog in a couple of days beforehand that he was frustrated with his car he actually wanted it to be able to go faster -- He said that he was working with his crew and that he felt confident that they were going to be able to to do that.
Meanwhile another driver marry a French TV says this I could see within five laps people were.
Starting to do some crazy stuff I love hard racing but that to me is not really.
What it's about me and full well then.
Also he was about to join -- -- -- each group every -- Danica Patrick.
Right exactly and it.
And apparently he had written -- he was -- blogging for USA today and he said that at the Kentucky Speedway which is apparently where they were last week but didn't have the speed and off the pace in the number 77 Carney was going you know this particular car that this -- -- Particular time and Las Vegas is going about three miles off -- the pace.
Three miles per hour off the pace it would be hard to keep up and win -- felt that his crew was gonna do everything they could to make sure that it could would go fast enough.
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