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Topic - Dan Wheldon
Ed Carpenter had a fast car last year at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where he won the pole for the Indianapolis 500.
Franchitti fractured his spine, broke his right ankle and suffered a concussion in the Oct. 6 crash at Houston. The crash occurred on the last lap when his car made contact with another car and went sailing into a fence.
Profiles of the 33 drivers in Sunday's Indianapolis 500, in starting order with car number in parentheses, age, hometown, engine, race team, and biographical information (w-former winner; r-rookie):
Three years ago, Pippa Mann was poised to make big moves on the track.
British driver Pippa Mann will run in next month's Indianapolis 500 for Dale Coyne Racing, her first race since she was injured in the 2011 IndyCar season finale that killed Dan Wheldon.
The city of St. Petersburg honored Dan Wheldon on Thursday with a monument to the late driver on the street circuit in his adopted hometown.
The widow of Dan Wheldon will wave the green flag for IndyCar's season-opening race at St. Petersburg.
Will Power, in his third attempt at winning the IndyCar championship, again had his chances spoiled by a wreck.
Over the past decade, there have been times when both Will Power and Ryan Hunter-Reay were either out of work or deep in debt. Both considered abandoning racing altogether.
This season was long ago earmarked as the pivotal year for IndyCar to begin the long climb back into relevance.
After all the hand-wringing about racing at Texas Motor Speedway, the return of IndyCar to a high-banked oval ended up as a safe, sound event with an exciting finish and surprising winner in Justin Wilson.
With no deal in place for IndyCar to return to Texas Motor Speedway in 2013, Saturday night's 24th race could be the last for the series.
The tension surrounding Texas Motor Speedway began in the offseason, when drivers still reeling from the death of Dan Wheldon questioned the compatibility of IndyCar and high-banked ovals.
Alex Tagliani led a Honda sweep in qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway, where drivers debated the rule package mandated by IndyCar as the series returns to a high-banked oval for the first time since Dan Wheldon's death.
Indianapolis 500 champion Dario Franchitti says he's still "not very comfortable" racing on a high-banked oval.
"It was difficult to drive with Will," Wheldon said. "He was not giving me any room at all."
Wheldon admitted he spent more time working with Franchitti because the veteran was more predictable in the pack.