The death of IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon and questions about safety led the collective motorsports news this week. Wheldon was laid to rest Saturday in a private ceremony in St. Petersburg, Fla. NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson drew ire this week after saying the IndyCar Series shouldn’t race on ovals. After criticism, Johnson clarified that he meant high-banked ovals. In other news, NASCAR confiscated windshields from all three Michael Waltrip Racing and affiliated teams at Talladega. Potential penalties would be announced early next week. This is the NASCAR week that was, October 16 to 22, 2011.
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