When people decide to become race car drivers, they expect to have a long successful career. These drivers have nerves of steel and they are fearless. In the Izod Indy Racing League they can reach speeds of over 220 mph. It takes a lot of guts to get behind the wheel of any car that can move that fast.
Never do they think about having their life cut short by dying on the track. More to the point, going airborne into a safety fence and bursting into a fiery ball of flames.
Sadly that is what happened today at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when we lost Dan Wheldon.