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The championship final IndyCar overshadowed by the death of Dan Wheldon

Presented as a global event, the final round of the 2011 IndyCar season on the oval of Las Vegas was attended by 34 pilots and appeared as the star of all international races the last weekend. Unfortunately, the show turns into a tragedy of the twelfth of 200 scheduled laps when a huge pileup eliminated fifteen of the thirty-four pilot departing. Many were raised with minor injuries, but one of them, the English Dan Wheldon, winner of last Indy 500, was fatally injured when his car took off on another more than 200 miles per hour and then go hit harder, the head of the driver first, protective fences.

After more than two hours of interruption, the death of English driver was 33 years old and say decision was made to cancel the race. In sadness, Dario Franchitti is the 2011 champion. Either way, his rival Will Power having been involved (and slightly injured) in the pile, the were already thrown out of the 2011 season which was often flamboyant before fenced in the worst of ways. Alex Tagliani, who was brilliantly fourth class qualifications in command of the third car of Sam Schmidt Motorsports (his regular car had been given to Wheldon!), Finished the championship in the fifteenth row.

In Formula 1, it is South Korea who hosted for the second time in its history the "Circus". Alas it was one of the most predictable of all season races. Qualified second behind Lewis Hamilton, the double world champion Sebastian Vettel quickly took the lead. In command of the second turn, the Red Bull-Renault driver has never been worried and clinched his tenth victory in 2011.

Only the fight for second final position has given rise to a little show. Hamilton has resisted, ahead of arrival over Mark Webber, Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso finishing all four groups was just over two seconds.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide were for their part in Charlotte, North Carolina. Sprint race saw victory go to Matt Kenseth (Ford), before Kyle Busch (Toyota), Carl Edwards (Ford), Kasey Kahne (Toyota) and Australian Marcos Ambrose (Ford). Ford has also been honored in Nationwide Series while Carl Edwards, driving his Ford Mustang Roush-Fenway Racing, was imposed at the end of a ski lift twenty-six positions.

Finally, in the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series, the race held in Las Vegas in support of IndyCar, was won by veteran Ron Hornaday (Chevrolet).

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