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October 17th, 2011
11:47 AM ET

What does yesterday's deadly car crash mean for the future of Indy racing?

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died yesterday after he was involved in a multi-car wreck at the Las Vegas Indy 300. Wheldon was only 33 years old and had a wife and two sons who were present at the race.

Following the crash, the rest of the race - the marquee event of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships - was canceled. The drivers, many of whom were visibly emotional after emerging from a meeting with IndyCar officials, did a five-lap salute in Wheldon's honor.

Jon Wertheim, senior writer for Sports Illustrated, talks to Alina Cho and Christine Romans on American Morning today about what likely went wrong on the track and what the accident means for the future of Indy Racing.

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