Statement from IndyCar on the death of driver Dan Wheldon

October 16, 2011

LAS VEGAS — The following is a statement from INDYCAR CEO Randy Bernard:

"INDYCAR is sad to announce that Dan Wheldon passed away from unsurvivable injuries. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dan and his family. INDYCAR, its drivers and teams have decided to end the race. We will run a five-lap salute in honor of Dan."

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