posted on Oct, 17 2011 @ 08:22 AM
Originally posted by Whisper67
He won here this year which will make the tickets very strange for next years Indy500 as they always put a picture of the previous years winner on the
I hope they still will for next years race as a tribute to a great person.
My girlfriend and I are fans of both Indy Car and F-1 and were really looking forward to the race and as soon as it started we both commented on the
number of cars in the field and the speeds. Having followed the sport since the early 80's i've never had a more uneasy feeling watching a race.
The thing that kept going through my head after hearing the tragic news was listening to Dan during the pace laps talking (via in car radio) about how
excited he was and thanking just about everyone he could think of for this opportunity.
I was glad they canceled the race because i'm sure none of the drivers would have wanted to continue after that.
Next year they are going to a completely new chassis with a lot better safety features. Dan was actually one of the main testers for next years car
and he was very excited about all the new safety features.