New Changes Indycar Should Make in Wake of Dan Wheldon

Following the tragic death of Dan Wheldon during the Las Vegas 300, the Indycar series has received harsh criticism from both within motorsport and from outsiders, suggesting that lessons needed to be learned and that the sport needs to make changes.

Guest post from Isabella Woods.

Mostly criticism has centered on the circuit, the Las Vegas Speedway, and how a congested field of 34 cars, the largest field outside the Indianapolis 500, was allowed to compete on such a narrow and short oval. But critics have also condemned the sport as a whole, suggesting Indycar racing is generically unsafe. Critics say that tragic accidents, such as the one in Las Vegas where 15 cars piled into each other and resulted in the death of the 33-year-old Wheldon, were inevitable.

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