Indy car crash

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by upsguy72, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    For those upsers that are race car fans Dan Wheldon has passed away today after a crash at Las Vegas.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Dan Wheldons family.
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Rip I will keep his family in my prayers.
  3. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    R.I.P. driver
  4. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    RIP to him, and I wish his family nothing but the best.

    The pessimist in me has to ask though: If he was not famous, would anyone care?

    Consider, if one of us died, would we get the "honorable mention"?

    I wish his family a peaceful life; although, I'm sure the local media will bug them non stop.
  5. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Does it really matter the brother is rolling with Jesus right now. Think about it does any of this really matter. If you play your cards right you are hanging with the Christos Messisa.
  6. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    RIP. God Bless.
  7. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    Sad day.
  8. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Wheldon was a popular driver and ironically the test driver for the next generation of Indycars which had many new safety designs incorporated. He won this years 500 and leaves behind a wife and two small boys.

  9. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Having raced cars before, crashing is one of those things you just try not to think about. This accident just plain old sucks and no matter what people will say, it really couldn't be avoided. He went high to miss another car and took off like a rocket through the crash that was already happening.

    RIP Dan. Goodnight Champ.
  10. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    But he died doing what he loved! There are many ways you can leave this dimension. Few are as pure as chasing your dream.
  11. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Segment on GMA this morning. He was a much liked guy around the tracks.
  12. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    R.I.P. So sad.
  13. 9611461

    9611461 Member

    Yeah I saw a video on Youtube for this. From what I hear and understand the main thing that contributed to his death was the cars are TOO CLOSE TOGETHER! 200mph and you got a guy 2 feet in front,side, and rear of you, their Is no time to break away or maybe veer out of the way In another lane, someone in front of you makes a mistake and BAM, your so close their's no time to react, you crash too.
  14. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    The only problem was though that Danny Boy wasn't "right there". He came in from a good 1/8 mile back, but at the speed he was traveling he never stood a chance. He was in 24th at the time so it's not like he right in the mix of things when the accident started.
  15. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    The main thing that contributed to his death was the contact of his helmet with a retaining fence post. The reason he was head first into the wall was as discussed above. Other drivers have died or were severely injured in similar fashion even at times when they were running alone.
  16. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Brutal, brutal car wreck. Never saw so much stuff burning and rolling around the track after the crashes. A miracle only one guy died.
  17. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    IT CALLED RACING FOR A REASON. Not follow the leader. Would you be watching football if it was no tackle.
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If aj was playing---yeah!
  19. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member