VIDEO: Dan Wheldon Honored By IndyCar Series Drivers With Tribute Laps At Las Vegas Motor Speedway

In a moving, emotional display, the IndyCar Series drivers conducted a five-lap salute around Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday after learning of Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon's death.

Wheldon, who passed away shortly after a fiery wreck that saw him go airborne and hit the catchfench, was remembered with five parade laps as the cars drove three-wide.

With the sound of bagpipes playing on the public address system and Wheldon's No. 77 as the only number on the speedway's scoring pylon, crews and family members gathered at the edge of pit road to watch the five-lap memorial.

ABC television images showed some fans looking stunned and others crying and hugging each other for emotional support. 

IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard announced the race will not be completed after Wheldon's death.

Dario Franchitti won the 2011 season championship, but that result seems to be meaningless in light of what happened to Wheldon.



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