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Dan Wheldon Dies

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Len Berman | Posted 12.18.2011 | New York
Len Berman

If an NFL player wears his socks funny, he gets fined. But if a coach (Detroit's Jim Schwartz) acts like an idiot and challenges another (49ers' Jim Harbaugh) to a fight on television? The league takes a pass.

Wheldon's Death Leaves a Legacy of Triumph and Sadness

Karl Ueberbacher | Posted 12.17.2011 | Sports
Karl Ueberbacher

When I think about my conversation with Dan Wheldon last week, and some of the others that I had with Dan through the years, I think of the way in which he had learned to give himself so unselfishly to the sport he loved.

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Len Berman | Posted 12.17.2011 | New York
Len Berman

St. Louis had the 11th highest payroll in Major League Baseball, the Texas Rangers had the 13th. They're both heading to the World Series.

Death Reveals Dangers Of Auto Racing

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 12.17.2011 | Sports

-- The death of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt led to sweeping safety improvements in NASCAR, which has not suffered a fatality since. Now...

Two-Time Indy 500 Champ Dies At Age 33

AP | Posted 12.17.2011 | Sports

LAS VEGAS — Dan Wheldon, who moved to the United States from his native England with hopes of winning the Indianapolis 500 and went on to twice ...

F1 Champs Remember Wheldon As "True Fighter"

AP | STEVE DOUGLAS | Posted 12.17.2011 | Sports

EMBERTON, England — Struggling to hold back tears, Clive Wheldon's voice quivered as he spoke about his son, "a true champion and a gentleman." ...

Two-Time Indy 500 Champ Dies After Fiery 15-Car Wreck

AP | JENNA FRYER | Posted 12.17.2011 | Sports

The perfect storm: A high-banked oval crowded with the largest field of the season. Inexperienced or impatient drivers racing at more than 220 mph. Ab...

Drivers, Fans React To Death Of IndyCar Driver

Posted 12.16.2011 | Sports

After learning that IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon had passed away due to injuries suffered in a horrific 15-car wreck that occurred during the 11th lap o...

IndyCar Driver Killed In Crash Was Sponsored By Justin Timberlake's Label

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.16.2011 | Style

Justin Timberlake's clothing brand, William Rast, lost a brand representative when Dan Wheldon, a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, died in a 15-car c...

IndyCar Driver Dies In Massive 15-Car Wreck

AP | JOHN MARSHALL | Posted 12.16.2011 | Sports

LAS VEGAS — Race car drivers always know the worst can happen whenever they get behind the wheel. On Sunday, it happened to one of IndyCar's bi...