Costly wreck

A reader writes, Dear AR1.com, I was looking through these photos of the Dan Wheldon crash. It looks like a war zone. Besides killing a driver, how much did this accident cost in terms of torn up equipment? Can the teams afford to race on the high banked ovals? Who takes the blame for 'pack' racing with open wheel cars on high-banked ovals? How desperate is that series to promote an "exciting" race finale to put those drivers at such peril? As far as I'm concerned, every person who has been a supporter of double-file restarts and pack racing in IndyCar has the blood of Dan Wheldon on their hands. It was just a matter of time before something like the tragedy in Vegas was going to happen. Mary Carter

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