Indy 500 Winner Dies After Fiery Crash

Two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon dies from injuries sustained in 15-car pileup during an IndyCar Series' race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2011. 

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    Oct 16: Drivers take the green flag to begin the IndyCar Series' Las Vegas Indy 300 auto race on  in Las Vegas.
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    Oct. 16: Drivers, including Dan Wheldon (77, in air at left), crash during a wreck that involved 15 cars during the IndyCar Series' Las Vegas Indy 300 auto race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas.
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    Oct. 16: Drivers crash during a wreck that involved 15 cars during the IndyCar Series' Las Vegas Indy 300 auto race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas. Will Power (12), of Australia, is airborne at left. 
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    Oct. 16: Drivers crash during a wreck that involved 15 cars during the IndyCar Series' auto race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas.
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    Oct. 16: Drivers Dan Wheldon, front, and Will Power crash during a wreck that involved 15 cars during the IndyCar Series' auto race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas.
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    Oct. 16: Drivers Dan Wheldon, front, and Will Power crash during a wreck that involved 15 cars during the IndyCar Series' auto race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas.
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    Oct. 16: Drivers take five tribute laps in honor of Dan Wheldon, a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner who was killed in a crash in the IndyCar Series' Las Vegas Indy 300 auto race.
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    Oct. 16: Drivers take five tribute laps in honor of Dan Wheldon, a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner who was killed in the IndyCar Series' Las Vegas Indy 300 auto race earlier Sunday.
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