Notable auto racing deaths

Published On: Oct 17 2011 12:25:32 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 12 2012 02:21:04 PM EDT

Following the tragic death of Kevin Ward Jr., take a look back at other auto racers lost through the years.

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The pride of Canadian motorsports, Gilles Villenueve was killed in 1982 during qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix when he drove into the back of a slower car and was launched into a safety fence.

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