Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/24/11

KANSAS CITY, KS - JULY 3: Dan Wheldon, driver of the #26 Klein Tools/Jim Beam Andretti Green Racing Jim Dallara Honda, leads Tony Kanaan, driver of the #11 Team 7-Eleven Andretti Green Racing Team 7-Eleven Dallara Honda, and Scott Sharp, driver of the #8 Delphi Fernandez Racing Panoz Honda, during the IRL Indycar Series Argent Mortgage Indy 300 on July 3, 2005 at the Kansas Raceway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Gavin Lawrence/Getty Images)
The death of IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon in Las Vegas drew many reactions from the racing community, from tears to poetry. The two-time Indianapolis 500 winner will be remembered as much for his fearless racing style as for anything else, as he explained on a sponsor's blog in 2010. "When I first started racing, a lot of guys said that I raced with a lot of heart, occasionally not my head, but always with a lot of heart, like the way that Richard the Lionheart fought in battle," Wheldon wrote, according to a story on CNN. That reputation inspired a...
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