Driver talked about Vegas race before his death

Dan Wheldon, the IndyCar driver killed during a race Sunday in Las Vegas, spoke to the Daily News' Tom Hoffarth before the race. Their conversation, about money and pressure and the desire to give his wife a vacation, spurred Hoffarth to write, "So how much is it really worth for last May's Indianapolis 500 winner to risk his neck maneuvering from the last spot of a 34-car field to win this 200-lap, season-ending race?" Not worth dying for, that's for sure. The whole interview.


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