Dan Wheldon's condition is still unknown after he was involved in a fiery 15-car wreck at the Las Vegas Indy 300 on Sunday afternoon. He was transported to a local hospital by helicopter. Three other drivers were also hospitalized with less severe injuries: Pippa Mann and J.J. Hildebrand with dizziness, and Will Power with back pain.
Many of the drivers participating in Sunday's race admitted it was one of the most serious wrecks they've ever seen.
"I'll tell you, I've never seen anything like it," Ryan Briscoe said. "The debris we all had to drive through the lap later, it looked like a war scene from Terminator or something. I mean, there were just pieces of metal and car on fire in the middle of the track with no car attached to it and just debris everywhere. So it was scary, and your first thoughts are hoping that no one is hurt because there's just stuff everywhere. Crazy."
Davey Hamilton's description of events was just as chaotic. "All I could see was cars flying. Without a doubt the worst thing I've ever seen in my racing career. It's sad, man, sad," he said. "It's been 10 years, more than 10 years, since my accident at Texas. We're all a bunch of friends here, this is my family, and I was fortunate enough to come back. As I tried to tell everybody when I got hurt, when you put on a helmet and a firesuit, it's probably pretty dangerous. We accept that as racing drivers."
Paul Tracy was one of the 15 drivers caught up in the wreck. "Just a horrendous accident," he said. "Lot of prayers right now for Dan, because it's going to be a long recovery. They're scrambling in there right now. There's 20 doctors in there."
Danica Patrick said it was the worst she's ever witnessed. "I've never seen such a mess in my entire career on the race track," she said. "Really concerned about Dan right now."