Series clarifies investigation into Wheldon's fatal crash

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IndyCar Series press release

REVISED STATEMENT FROM INDYCAR ON DAN WHELDON FATAL ACCIDENT

Fans pay tribute to Dan Wheldon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway gates
Fans pay tribute to Dan Wheldon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway gates

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INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 19, 2011) - The entire INDYCAR family is saddened by Dan Wheldon's tragic death, and our thoughts continue to be, first and foremost, with Dan's wife, Susie, and his entire family at this incredibly difficult time. The safety of our drivers, their crews, INDYCAR staff, racetrack staff and spectators is always our paramount concern.

As part of our standard safety protocol, a full investigation has been launched by INDYCAR, with assistance from individual members of various motorsports bodies. It was incorrect to state that either ACCUS or FIA are formally involved. We hope to have preliminary findings to report within the next several weeks. In the meantime, it would be inappropriate to comment further until the investigative team has had the opportunity to conclude its work.

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