DAN WHELDON NEWS

Mann will run Indy 500 with Dale Coyne

British driver Pippa Mann will run in next month's Indianapolis 500 for Dale Coyne Racing, her first race since she was injured in the 2011 IndyCar season finale that killed Dan Wheldon. The team said Tuesday the 29-year-old Mann will join fellow Briton Justin Wilson and Brazilian Ana Beatriz to complete three Honda-powered entries in the race. Mann became the eighth woman to...
Via Fox Sports
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Mann will run Indy 500 with Dale Coyne Racing

British driver Pippa Mann will run in next month's Indianapolis 500 for Dale Coyne Racing, her first race since she was injured in the 2011 IndyCar season finale that killed Dan Wheldon. The team said Tuesday the 29-year-old Mann will join fellow Briton Justin Wilson and Brazilian Ana Beatriz to complete three Honda-powered entries in the race. Mann became the eighth woman to...
Via Fox Sports
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Wheldon monument unveiled at St. Petersburg

One day before practice begins for the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the city honored two-time Indianapolis 500 winner and St. Pete resident Dan Wheldon with a permanent monument at Turn 10 of the street circuit. The monument features bricks from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, stones from his homeland of England, and hand prints of his wife, Susie, and their two sons...
Via Indy Racing Revolution
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Wheldon monument unveiled

The city of St. Petersburg honored Dan Wheldon on Thursday with a monument to the late driver on the street circuit in his adopted hometown. The monument at Turn 10 includes bricks from Indianapolis Motor Speedway, stones from his native England and the handprints of his wife and two sons. It's located near the sign marking ''Dan Wheldon Way'' that was dedicated...
Via Fox Sports
March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Dan Wheldon monument unveiled on St. Pete course

The city of St. Petersburg honored Dan Wheldon on Thursday with a monument to the late driver on the street circuit in his adopted hometown. The monument at Turn 10 includes bricks from Indianapolis Motor Speedway, stones from his native England and the handprints of his wife and two sons. It's located near the sign marking ''Dan Wheldon Way'' that was dedicated...
Via Fox Sports
March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Susie Wheldon to wave green flag

The widow of Dan Wheldon will wave the green flag for IndyCar's season-opening race at St. Petersburg. Susie Wheldon will also participate in the prerace activities at the March 24 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. She left St. Pete, the city she and Wheldon called home, during race weekend last year. Wheldon, a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, was killed in an accident...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Susie Wheldon to wave green flag at St. Pete

The widow of Dan Wheldon will wave the green flag for IndyCar's season-opening race at St. Petersburg. Susie Wheldon will also participate in the pre-race activities at the March 24 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. She left St. Pete, the city she and Wheldon called home, during race weekend last year. Wheldon, a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, was killed in an accident...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Notes: Bourdais takes Wheldon Trophy at Surfer's

Sebastien Bourdais notched a victory and runner-up finish in the two-race V8 Supercars weekend at Surfer's Paradise, Australia to lead a strong contingent of IZOD IndyCar Series drivers and come away with the Dan Wheldon Memorial Trophy.Bourdais co-drove with three-time Supercars champ Jamie Whincup this past weekend on the Gold Coast, and the duo were able to hang on late for...
Via Indy Racing Revolution
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

IndyCar had good year but still has big challenges

This season was long ago earmarked as the pivotal year for IndyCar to begin the long climb back into relevance. The series succeeded in some ways, and overcame the death of Dan Wheldon in last year's finale to produce an on-track product some believe is the best in racing. There were seven different winners, competition all the way down the grid, and a first-time champion will...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

IndyCar drivers feel safer on ovals

Dan Wheldon's fatal accident in last year's IndyCar season finale was a harsh reminder of the dangers in auto racing. Wheldon's death infuriated his colleagues, who had warned series officials of the dangers of pack racing. The shaken drivers then dreaded for months going to Texas, their first race on a high-banked oval since Wheldon's accident last October. IndyCar...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2012  |  Discuss

IndyCar drivers feel better about ovals at finale

Auto Club Speedway gives IndyCar drivers every reason to be skittish heading into the season finale. It's a fast and wide oval, and Saturday night's race is just the second 500-miler of the season. Only a quarter of the field has raced before at Fontana, which returned to the IndyCar schedule this season after a seven-year absence. But the atmosphere is not nearly as tense...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2012  |  Discuss

IndyCar: After Great Texas Race It’s Time to Add Back 1.5-Mile Tracks

The series decided to take most of the high-speed high banked 1.5-mile oval tracks off the schedule and replace them with road/street courses this year. They did this because they feared another tragic accident like the one in Las Vegas last October which took the life of Dan Wheldon. The series and drivers were very worried coming to Texas last weekend with the fear that it could...
Via Race Review Online
June 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Tension surrounds IndyCar's annual stop at Texas

The tension surrounding Texas Motor Speedway began in the offseason, when drivers still reeling from the death of Dan Wheldon publicly questioned the compatibility of IndyCar and high-banked ovals. It's led to a conflict between a track promoter who has been a longtime IndyCar supporter and the stars of the series. When the checkered flag falls Saturday night, it could be the...
Via AP on Fox
June 08, 2012  |  Discuss

On the ground in Texas...

Good afternoon from the Texas Motor Speedway, site of this weekend's Firestone 550 for the IZOD IndyCar Series. INDYCAR at TMS has created some of the best racing ever seen on an oval, but as the series returns to the Lone Star State, there's an equal sense of anxiousness to go along with the excitement.As you probably know, Saturday night's race (8 pm ET, NBC Sports...
Via Indy Racing Revolution
June 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Wheldon's wife accepts trophy at Indy

Susie Wheldon received a long standing ovation Saturday during the public driver meeting for the Indianapolis 500. Dan Wheldon's wife accepted a replica of the Borg Warner trophy on behalf of the two-time Indianapolis winner. He was killed in a crash during the October season finale race at Las Vegas. Susie Wheldon held her 3-year-old son, Sebastian, while accepting the trophy...
Via AP on Fox
May 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Susie Wheldon accepts trophy for Wheldon's win

Susie Wheldon received a long standing ovation Saturday during the public driver meeting for the Indianapolis 500. Dan Wheldon's wife accepted a replica of the Borg Warner trophy on behalf of the two-time Indianapolis winner. He was killed in a crash during the October season finale race at Las Vegas. Susie Wheldon held her 3-year-old son, Sebastian, while accepting the trophy...
Via AP on Fox
May 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Indy drivers embrace Wheldon's memory

A year ago this week, Dan Wheldon sat at a small round table in the back of the room during the annual Indianapolis 500 Media Day and smiled like a fox as reporters and photographers walked by him and assembled three- and four-deep nearby to speak to drivers Danica Patrick, Will Power, Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon. Wheldon knew that many of the reporters didn't give him...
Via Fox Sports
May 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Follow the 2012 Indianapolis 500

Polesitter Ryan Briscoe will be leading the field to the green flag at the fabled Indianapolis 500. But before the start of the race, drivers and fans will remember Indy 500 defending champion Dan Wheldon, who was killed in a race accident in October. How will the drivers perform? Stay logged on throughout Sunday's event for lap-by-lap updates. Editor's note: Please hit...
Via Fox Sports
May 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Susie Wheldon still deals with loss

Some days are better than others for Susie Wheldon, and there's rarely any warning what will trigger the emotional roller coaster she's been on since husband Dan Wheldon's fatal crash in last year's IndyCar finale. A familiar coffee shop brings back a flood of memories; a song can make her sad. Most recently, it was a trip to the emergency room for a stomach bug...
Via AP on Fox
May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Susie Wheldon heads to Indy 500 to honor husband

Updates. With AP Photos. By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer Some days are better than others for Susie Wheldon, and there's rarely any warning what will trigger the emotional roller coaster she's been on since husband Dan Wheldon's fatal crash in last year's IndyCar finale. A familiar coffee shop brings back a flood of memories; a song can make her sad. Most recently...
Via AP on Fox
May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Indy 500: Indianapolis Motor Speedway to Honor Dan Wheldon During Indy 500

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway made a great announcement yesterday that the late Dan Wheldon will be honored both before and during the 96th Running of the Indianapolis 500. All rade day patrons admitted through the gates at IMS will receive a pair of white cardboard sunglasses. This is to honor the white sunglasses that Wheldon was seen wearing around the garage and pits during...
Via Race Review Online
May 17, 2012  |  Discuss

INDYCAR: Hunter-Reay Honors Wheldon With Custom Indy Helmet

Andretti Autosport's Ryan Hunter-Reay is honoring 2011 Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon with a custom helmet that will be auctioned off for charity.
Via Speed Network
May 13, 2012  |  Discuss

IRR Hot Lap: Remembering 'Lionheart' in St. Pete

The season is off and rolling, but it began with a surge of emotion as IndyCar returned to the track for the first time since the loss of Dan Wheldon. And while the competitors were able to put on a solid show and a popular driver was able to break a major drought, it was clear that Wheldon's memory still weighed heavily upon them. Here are some thoughts from myself on the subject...
Via Indy Racing Revolution
March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Castroneves win, celebration perfect touch

"This one's for Dan," Helio Castroneves radioed to his crew as he brought his race car to a stop along the newly dedicated "Dan Wheldon Way" on the St. Petersburg waterfront race course. Moments earlier, he took the checkered flag in Sunday's IndyCar Series season-opener and, in keeping with his trademark, victory fence-climbing tradition, the three-time...
Via Fox Sports
March 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Castroneves reflects on Wheldon after win

Helio Castroneves didn't realize how emotional he would be when he climbed the fence at St. Petersburg to honor the late Dan Wheldon. After winning the IndyCar Series opener Sunday in Wheldon's adopted hometown, Castroneves climbed the fence in Turn 10 and patted the Dan Wheldon Way sign that was erected earlier this month. Wheldon was killed in a crash in the October season...
Via AP on Fox
March 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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