Vegas speedway president OK with stopping race

BY foxsports • October 17, 2011

The president at Las Vegas Motor Speedway says he agreed with IndyCar's decision to halt Sunday's race following the death of Dan Wheldon.

LVMS president Chris Powell said Monday that it was too early to decide whether IndyCar should return to the 1.5-mile oval but fully supported the decision to stop the race after the massive wreck on lap 11 that killed Weldon.

Powell says IndyCar is conducting the investigation into Wheldon's death, which the Clark County coroner determined to be caused by blunt head trauma.

Wheldon was killed after his car flew over another vehicle into a catch fence after being ensnared in the 15-car crash. Three other drivers were injured in the crash, none seriously.

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