LAS VEGAS TRAJEDY

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TREE88 PM TREE88
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Posted: 10/16/2011 7:05:38 PM

Unreal fellas.

Absolutely sick to my stomach over Wheldon.

He was a hell of a race car driver.

RIP

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Posted: 10/16/2011 7:13:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFCOugYb6Hg
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Posted: 10/16/2011 7:15:49 PM
Man, what a great guy. This is tough
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Posted: 10/16/2011 7:18:52 PM
vegasdennis PM vegasdennis
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Posted: 10/16/2011 7:34:26 PM
Just home from track that was horrific


RIP Dan Wheldon
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Posted: 10/16/2011 7:51:27 PM

recent indy 500 winner i believe...what a tragic shame

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Posted: 10/16/2011 7:52:34 PM
Unfortunate. Really sad. Wheldon was an incredibly likeable driver.


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Posted: 10/16/2011 8:25:06 PM
QUOTE

Originally Posted by vegasdennis:

Just home from track that was horrific


RIP Dan Wheldon

Wow VD did you witness the crash at the track?

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Posted: 10/16/2011 8:36:53 PM
Tree  was still up in Neon Garage area where you can see back stretch where it started.Too much banging so early.So very sad
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Posted: 10/16/2011 8:58:08 PM
What a great all around guy.
RIP Dan
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Posted: 10/16/2011 9:07:26 PM
rip Dan  he was such a great guy
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Posted: 10/16/2011 9:56:08 PM
very sad day, always liked Wheldon....
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Posted: 10/17/2011 12:08:25 AM
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Posted: 10/17/2011 1:22:57 AM
knowing the outcome makes that vid hard to watch. sad day.
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Posted: 10/17/2011 1:15:58 PM

vegasdennis-

Was there any discussion about why he didn't check up when the wreck started?  The guy in front of him did and it looked like he had plenty of time to get on the brakes.  He seemed like he just hit the guy in front of him at full throttle and launched.  Something doesn't seem right to me.  The guy is world class.

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Posted: 10/17/2011 1:41:18 PM
Hutch posted this in GD thread where you asked

I know the closing rate was insane.And I know one car in front did check up I do wonder if Dans spotter was slow in telling him.

Also some were saying a few spotters told drivers to go high but unsure who this was told to as never heard for sure.It did appear he stayed in gas the whole time
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Posted: 10/17/2011 2:04:50 PM
does anyone know if these indy race car guys have term life insurance, they make enough money that they wouldnt need it, but do they still insure them, since their job description is very risky?

anyone know? or familar with this topic?
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Posted: 10/17/2011 2:11:27 PM
Also my 2 cents Indy had that 5 Million bonus if he won give all or part to his wife and kids
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Posted: 10/17/2011 3:24:12 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by mainmanmainman2:

does anyone know if these indy race car guys have term life insurance, they make enough money that they wouldnt need it, but do they still insure them, since their job description is very risky?

anyone know? or familar with this topic?
   who cares??
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Posted: 10/17/2011 4:14:48 PM
Worst crash I ever remember. Was watching it live on TV and after hearing Paul Tracy interview had a good feeling Wheldon was going to be pronounced dead. Hell of a racer, better person with a great future in broadcasting ahead of him and still lots of racing left. Terrible tragedy, RIP.

 This will lead to major changes in INDY car next season no doubt.
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Posted: 10/17/2011 4:21:34 PM
Wheldon was a rare talent, guy would have been in our living rooms for the next 30 yrs if not for that accident...He was already 1 hell of an announcer.
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Posted: 10/17/2011 4:25:55 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by madshooter72:

Wheldon was a rare talent, guy would have been in our living rooms for the next 30 yrs if not for that accident...He was already 1 hell of an announcer.


He also woas set to be in a competitive car as they signed a contract yesterday morning to be in Danicas godaddy ride
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Posted: 10/17/2011 6:35:12 PM
QUOTE

Originally Posted by vegasdennis:

Hutch posted this in GD thread where you asked

I know the closing rate was insane.And I know one car in front did check up I do wonder if Dans spotter was slow in telling him.

Also some were saying a few spotters told drivers to go high but unsure who this was told to as never heard for sure.It did appear he stayed in gas the whole time

Appreciate your opinion. 

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Posted: 10/17/2011 8:15:53 PM
but he died doing what he loved ..like a lot of us who went through life despising a job and the people we worked around ..in fact the drivers said they couldnt wait to get back out there ..they love it ..rip buddy ...respects to your family
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Posted: 10/17/2011 10:08:57 PM

After watching several slow motion videos It is unreal. He looked like he was flying an airplane.

Unbelievable how long he was airborne.

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