The 2011 IndyCar Series review

The 2011 IndyCar Series review

The 2011 IndyCar season was overshadowed by the death of Dan Wheldon at the Las Vegas season finale, but prior to that, the battle for supremacy between Dario Franchitti and Will Power had raged, on and off the track, as Charles Bradley explains

The 2011 IndyCar Series was a fascinating one, right up until lap 11 of its season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when Dan Wheldon lost his life doing what he loved and did best: racing hard.

The tragic ending will serve to define the season in years to come, as US open-wheel racing lost one of its most gifted oval racing talents and well-loved personalities, yet perhaps we should remember Wheldon for his incredible against-the-odds Indianapolis 500 success in May rather than the horrible accident that claimed him.

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