Making IndyCar Racing Safer

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In response to the tragic death of Dan Wheldon, IndyCar Series officials are considering major safety changes for next year's races.

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  • Strict no-passing rule
  • Add fuel tank to cars so drivers no longer have to sit in pool of methanol
  • New rule limiting pileups to 14 cars
  • Improve soft-wall safety measures by replacing all track walls with four-deep line of fans holding hands
  • Requiring paramedic to sit on the back of each car
  • Stop racing on those crowded 1/16th-mile ovals
  • 9-foot-thick helmets
  • Perhaps put an end to the $5 million bonus for creating unbelievably dangerous situations

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