Posted on 21 October 2011.
When the crew workers at Las Vegas Motor Speedway pulled a yellow tarp over the No. 77 open-wheel car, Bruce Martin knew it meant something bad. Martin, an Indiana U alumnus from the class of 1982, was covering the IndyCar Series season finale for SportsIllustrated.com. He was near the entrance of pit road when a wreck began in turn one. It ended with a 15-car wreck and the death of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon.