Date: 16th October 2011 at 11:29pm
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Many football fans are generally fans of all sports and appreciate sporting talent in general, and sometimes it`s alright to to use Vital Arsenal as a vehicle to talk about other sports.

Unfortunately tonight I`ll be using the Vital network to pay a sad tribute to a race car driver who tragically lost his life tonight.

British Indycar driver, and current Indy 500 champion Dan Wheldon was killed in a tragic accident at Las Vegas Motorspeed way this evening.

Wheldon was killed in a 15 car accident as the series hoped for an exciting season finale, but ended in tragedy.

Dan had lost his ride to JR Hildebrand early in the season, yet secured a drive for the world famous Indianapolis 500, and ironically Wheldon passed his former car on the last turn of the 500, after Hildebrand put his car into the wall enabling Wheldon to join an elite club of drivers with multiple Indy 500 wins.

Dan Wheldon is survived by his wife and 2 children.

Vital Arsenal offers our deepest sympathies to his family.