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IndyCar CEO Had Promised More 'Carnage'

IndyCar had purposely been upping danger to add excitement

(Newser) - In a June interview that seems eerily prescient in light of Dan Wheldon’s death , IndyCar Chief Executive Randy Bernard promised more “carnage and wrecks” in the upcoming races. IndyCar, struggling to compete with the more popular NASCAR, was attempting to make its races more exciting by increasing the... More »

On Final Night, Wheldon, Wife Got His-and-Her Tattoos

'He was just a fun, fun guy,' friend says

(Newser) - Dan Wheldon spent the final evening of his life doing something you might expect in Las Vegas: getting his-and-her tattoos with wife Susie, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal . The couple had "DW" and "SW" tattooed on their wrists at Huntington Ink inside the Palms around 10pm last night,... More »

Edwards Wins Vegas, but...

2nd straight victory pending inquiry into car irregularity

(Newser) - Carl Edwards rallied from a penalty to win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, his second win in three races after last week in Fontana. But Edwards' defeat of Dale Earnhardt Jr. may come with penalties: NASCAR inspectors are investigating a missing oil tank lid in Edwards' Ford, the Los Angeles ... More »

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