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IRL rookie Dana dies from injuries sustained in crash

Updated: March 27, 2006, 11:55 PM ET
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Paul Dana was an up-and-coming rookie driver living his dream, a former motorsports journalist who was hours away Sunday from beginning his most promising season yet.

Then, before the green flag flew, something went terribly, inexplicably wrong.

While streaking around the Homestead-Miami Speedway oval during a warmup session, Dana failed to notice that another car had spun to a stop, slamming into it at an estimated 175 miles per hour. Two hours after his shattered ...

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