The fiery 15-car pileup Sunday that killed two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon was the type of disaster that drivers had been concerned about before the race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. They worried that too many cars were on the track.
Two-time Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon was killed in the 15-car pileup — a blow to his family, fans and to the sport, which had looked to this series to build a new generation of audience and racers. Wheldon was 33. Three other drivers were hurt in the pileup during lap 13.
Dan Wheldon's car became ensnarled in a fiery 15-car pileup on lap 13, flew over another vehicle and landed in a catch fence just outside turn 2. Three other drivers, including championship contender Will Power, were hurt in the pileup.
If you watch this year's playoffs, you may notice many baseball players are wearing a certain necklace. It's actually a "metal-infused wellness product," but mostly it's a reminder that baseball is a superstitious enterprise.
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