The IndyCar Series hasn't raced on a high-banked oval since Dan Wheldon lost his life in a crash last fall at Vegas. No wonder emotions are sky-high at Texas Motor Speedway.
It seemed only fitting that three of Dan Wheldon's closest friends -- Dario Franchitti, Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan -- finished 1-2-3 in Sunday's Indianapolis 500.
There'll be a full complement of 33 drivers on the grid when the Indianapolis 500 rumbles to life Sunday. That Dan Wheldon won't be one of them is hard to believe still.
Danica Patrick, who was on the track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when Dan Wheldon was killed in the IndyCar Series race last October, said Wheldon is in her thoughts this weekend.
Sprint Cup drivers didn't want to hear the questions about Dan Wheldon on Friday, but they all needed to hear them. The message? No driver in any race car is bulletproof.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway didn't kill Dan Wheldon, a complicated set of factors did. The IndyCar Series is leaving the track -- at least for 2012 -- and that's not the right move.
From Tony Stewart's championship run in Sprint Cup to Dan Wheldon's tragic death in IndyCar, Terry Blount recaps the year's best and worst moments in motorsports.
Danica Patrick said Friday she is glad to have a "roof over her head" this weekend in a Nationwide Series car, two weeks after the tragic death of IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon in a race at Las Vegas.
As the IndyCar Series searches for solutions after the accident that led to the death of Dan Wheldon, perhaps it's time to think fast. As in really, really fast.
The death of Dan Wheldon in a violent crash at Las Vegas will loom large for Sprint Cup drivers this week at Talladega, an unnerving, high-speed challenge in its own right.
Every driver knows the next race could be his or her last, and Dan Wheldon was no different in Las Vegas on Sunday. His death leaves the sport much the poorer and in need of answers.
Should the caution light have come on sooner at the end of the Indy 500? Should the caution light have simply come on at the end of the Coca-Cola 600? Both leagues got it right this time.
Dan Wheldon drank the milk and celebrated in Victory Lane, but the actual winner of the Indianapolis 500 Sunday is under review by IndyCar officials.
Dan Wheldon's last-turn, steal-victory-from-defeat triumph in Sunday's 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 left race fans believing in Cinderella lore and storybook endings.
Thirteen Indy 500s have ended under caution since 1940, which raises the question: Should a race as important as this finish under the yellow flag?
IndyCar Series driver Dan Wheldon suffered an injured right ankle in a single-car accident during practice Friday for the Bombardier Learjet 500 Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway.