IndyCar drivers asked by series to meet about Dan Wheldon’s death

IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard has summoned IndyCar drivers to meet on Monday to discuss Dan Wheldon's fatal accident that happened at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

From the AP:

A series official said Friday that Bernard asked the drivers via email to meet with him at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The memo said the meeting was not mandatory and for drivers only.

Drivers Ryan Briscoe, Helio Castroneves and Alex Tagliani are racing in the Australian V8 Supercars event in Australia -- probably a reason why the meeting isn't mandatory.

Many IndyCar drivers had expressed concern about the tight racing on the high-banking at Vegas before the race had begun.

A public memorial service is scheduled for Wheldon on Sunday at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The service will be televised live on Versus.

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