[ Updated] Indy Racing League officials have announced that driver Dan Wheldon has died from injuries sustained in this horrific crash. The remaing laps of the race have been cancelled.

 Car racing is a sport that is not for the faint of heart. What you are about to see is terrifying. Thank goodness safety is such an important issue in every form of automotive sport today.  This is the final race of the season for the Indy Racing League, the big story was supposed to be Danica Patrick's farewell ride from open wheel racing to NASCAR. I think this terrible crash is going to overshadow that story by quite a bit. 

Several drivers are reported as injured, the most serious injuries being reported to Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those involved in the accident and our best wishes for a speedy recovery.