|2011 Indy Racing League - IndyCar Point Standings
|2011 IndyCar Rookie of the year
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|2011 IndyCar Driver Points Each Race
Heading into the final race, only 17 points separated Dario and Will.
But tragedy struck in Las Vegas and reigning Indy 500 Champion Dan Wheldon was killed in the race.
The race was stopped and Dario Franchitti was the IndyCar Series Champion.
Dario and teammates sad after Wheldon accident.
The IndyCar drivers attended Dan Wheldon's funeral and were pall bearers.
James Hinchcliffe led J. R. Hildebrand in the
rookie standings by 6 points going into the final
race. Hildebrand's season was highlighted by
nearly winning the Indianapolis 500. His second
place finish at Indy earned him top rookie honors
for that event.
He's gone, but not forgotten.