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  • IndyCar not racing on Las Vegas track next season

    IndyCar not racing on Las Vegas track next season
    It has been nearly two months since IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon died in a 15-car pileup in Las Vegas. Now, the IZOD IndyCar Series has decided not to race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the 2012 season. Wheldon's death immediately sparked...
  • Dallara to distribute new DW12 chassis

    Dallara to distribute new DW12 chassis
    Italian automaker Dallara plans to distribute its new IZOD IndyCar Series chassis Thursday. The chassis has been designated DW12 in honor of the late Dan Wheldon who logged around 2,000 miles in the new design. The DW12 chassis features many...
  • Wheldon accident review complete; track was contributing factor

    Wheldon accident review complete; track was contributing factor
    "A perfect storm." That is how IndyCar Series officials are calling the factors of the crash that killed two-time Indianapolis 500 champion, Dan Wheldon.   During a press conference Thursday afternoon, IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard and IndyCar President of...
  • A Year of Confusion for Sports

    A Year of Confusion for Sports
    Somewhere between the Green Bay Packers winning the Super Bowl back in January and the Indiana Hoosiers upsetting the then number one rated team in college basketball in December, the sports world this year has been noted more for what has happened off...
  • Woman recalls losing husband, son to racing

    Woman recalls losing husband, son to racing
    When race car enthusiast Eleanor Vogler saw Dan Wheldon’s fatal crash on television, it brought back the painful memories of her own tragedies. In May of 1981, her husband Donald Vogler also died during a race. And then in July of 1990, her son...
  • A Tribute To Dan Wheldon, One Year Later

    A Tribute To Dan Wheldon, One Year Later
    INDIANAPOLIS - Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the death of IndyCar driver and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon at the Izod IndyCar Series World Championship in Las Vegas. Various tributes have poured in over the past year...
  • Ed Carpenter reflects on Dan Wheldon a year after his death

    Ed Carpenter reflects on Dan Wheldon a year after his death
    INDIANAPOLIS - With a nearly empty shop behind him, time can fly by pretty quickly during the Izod IndyCar Series off-season. For Ed Carpenter, that feeling encompasses a year. "It seems like the year went by pretty quick," said Carpenter on Tuesday,...
  • Panther Racing finds a fast way to give to Guard

    Panther Racing finds a fast way to give to Guard
    SPEEDWAY - The cameoflage made him a fan from a far. Stationed in Iraq in May of 2011 indiana National Guard Staff Seargent Matt Luzar got a chance to catch the Indianapolis 500 on television.  As would many in his position, he became drawn into the...
  • Fans to honor Dan Wheldon at Indy 500 with white sunglasses

    Fans to honor Dan Wheldon at Indy 500 with white sunglasses
    Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon will be honored in numerous ways at the 96th running of the race on May 27. Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials said fans entering the track will receive white cardboard sunglasses, which was a favorite...
  • Fans to remember, celebrate Dan Wheldon during Race Day festivities

    Fans to remember, celebrate Dan Wheldon during Race Day festivities
    The life of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon will be celebrated at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Race Day. IMS waited to celebrate his life on Race Day because the historic race meant so much to Wheldon. Wheldon was killed in October...
  • Parents wait in line for driver signatures in honor of deceased daughter

    Parents wait in line for driver signatures in honor of deceased daughter
    As Mike and Maura Sudik made their way through the autograph line at this year's Community Day Wednesday, an important member of their family was not with them. "It is special for us to be here this time," said Mike Sudik. "In memory of Theresa."...
  • Dan Wheldon's widow to be presented with Champion of Champions ring

    Dan Wheldon's widow to be presented with Champion of Champions ring
    Thursday afternoon, Susie Wheldon, the widow of race car driver Dan Wheldon, will be presented with her husband's Champion of Champions ring. Dan won the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500 last year. He was later killed in the final IndyCar race of the...