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October 17th, 2011
11:25 AM ET

Former IndyCar driver talks about losing Dan Wheldon

A fiery crash claimed the life of two time Indy-500 champion Dan Wheldon yesterday, leaving many fans wondering what went wrong on the racetrack.

The devastating crash involved fifteen cars and happened only five minutes into the race, making Wheldon the seventh person in IndyCar racing to die in an accident since 1996.

Today on American Morning, Lyn St. James, former Indy Race car driver, explains how the racing community is reacting to Wheldon's death and discusses the dangers of the sport.


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