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Dan Wheldon's death stuns racing world

Updated: October 17, 2011, 11:19 AM ET
By John Oreovicz | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- The racing world may have thought Dan Wheldon had experienced the highest highs and the lowest lows that the sport had to offer in 2011.

But then motorsports suffered the lowest point possible with Wheldon's death Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Wheldon started the season unemployed but parlayed a one-off drive in the Indianapolis 500 into his second Indy win and the richest payday of his racing career. And he was on the brink of even greater things ...

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