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Spectators, too, are at risk at ovals

Updated: October 30, 2003, 4:49 PM ET
By Robin Miller | Special to ESPN.com

The sudden, shocking end to Tony Renna's life on Wednesday morning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway has to rank as one of the saddest stories in recent memory, as he was only five laps into his new job with Chip Ganassi's team and one month from his wedding.

Exactly what caused his car to lose traction and then launch into the catch fence in Turn 3 should be revealed soon enough. It's hard to imagine someone as smooth and calculating as Renna, who started eighth and finished seventh last ...

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