Dan Wheldon

Dario Franchitti of Scotland, driver of the #50 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, races during the IZOD IndyCar Series 96th running of the Indianpolis 500 mile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 27, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Franchitti Wins Indianapolis 500, His Third

Dario Franchitti has won the Indianapolis for the third time, taking advantage when Takuma Sato crashed on the final lap.

05/27/2012

The car of Dan Wheldon bursts into flames in a 15 car pile up during the Las Vegas Indy 300 Sunday. Wheldon died in the crash.  (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Can IndyCar Make Sport Safer?

IndyCar drivers and officials debated how to make open-wheel racing safer Monday. Now comes the hard part: turning talk into action.

10/24/2011

Dan Wheldon. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Factors Converged In Crash That Killed Dan Wheldon

he perfect storm: A high-banked oval crowded with the largest field of the season. Inexperienced or impatient drivers racing at more than 220 mph. Absolutely no room for error.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2011

Dan Wheldon died of injuries in a massive fifteen car crash during the Las Vegas Indy 300 Sunday. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Wheldon’s Death A Tragedy That Is Not A Tragedy

“Tragedy” is a word derived from Ancient Greece that became an art form in which the protagonist meets his or her demise based on his or her own character flaw—a “tragic flaw.”

CBS Chicago–10/17/2011

Dan Wheldon of England driver of the #77 Sam Schmidt Racing Dallara Honda during practice for the IZOD IndyCar Series  World Championship on October 13, 2011 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Wheldon Dies After Massive Crash In Vegas

Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died Sunday in a fiery 15-car wreck at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when his car flew over another on Lap 13 and smashed into the wall just outside turn 2.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2011