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Due to the recent racing incident at Las Vegas Raceway involving 15 cars and killing two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon the future of Indy Car racing is being put under the microscope After reviewing the incident officials and drivers both see the dangers in racing The future of racing depends on how soon it takes Indy Car officials to implement new safety features improving the track and car safety Also racing will undoubtedly change by this incident Indy Cars last death was 5 years ago when rookie driver Paul Dana struck a car at Homestead Raceway in a test session In the days leading up to the event most drivers could see the risk of the race It was the season championship with a 5 million dollar reward for any non-series regular to win the race from starting last in a 34 car field Indy Car Driver Scott Speed was questioned after the event on his take of the wreck Speed was one of the drivers offered the multi-million dollar pay off but declined Its dangerous as hell says Speed His main concerns were with the speeds of the cars You get all those cars so equally matched a driver cant make a difference Its like NASCAR racing at Daytona or Talladega but a lot more dangerous When AJ Allmendinger a four year Sprint Cup driver was asked about the incident he says that the incident was like watching a scene out of the movie Driven just insane He believed that there were too many cars on a 15 mile oval With cars approaching 220mph driver Scott Meadow referred to it being more like 30 airplanes racing together then cars Some competitors believe that Indy Car should get rid of oval racing all together Sprint Cup racer Jimmie Johnson strongly believes that ovals should be avoided due to the high risk of cars getting airborne as happening in this recent crash When
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