Meeting Dan Wheldon

For someone who won the Indy 500, Dan Wheldon was a supremely friendly guy. He had every reason to act like hot shit, but he didn't, as one of our readers found out. » 10/16/12 5:00pm 10/16/12 5:00pm

Dan Wheldon Was The Man You Wish You Were

For many, myself included, the wounds that appeared to heal have reopened today, displaying a rawness within that still remains. It's been a year since the tragic accident at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that took our friend Dan Wheldon. And while we will never forget that heartrending day, reliving it in memory is… » 10/16/12 2:30pm 10/16/12 2:30pm

Why I still let my husband race

The not always lovingly received, but always lovely to be around Booth Babe behind Do You Come With The Car takes a moment to touchingly express her reaction — as the wife of a pro race car driver — to Dan Wheldon's death. And more importantly, to explain why she lets her husband continue to race. — Ed. » 10/18/11 2:00pm 10/18/11 2:00pm

IndyCar racers using Twitter to organize?

Following Dan Wheldon's death at the IndyCar race in Las Vegas on Sunday, his fellow drivers mourned the loss of their friend — then began to talk openly over Twitter about organizing themselves to push for safety changes. » 10/18/11 10:00am 10/18/11 10:00am

Dan Wheldon and wife got matching tattoos night before deadly crash

UPDATE! As if the Dan Wheldon story couldn't get any sadder, a Las Vegas newspaper columnist claims Wheldon and his wife Susie got matching tattoos the night before his fatal wreck at yesterday's Las Vegas Indy 300. » 10/17/11 3:45pm 10/17/11 3:45pm

Video: Dan Wheldon's deadly Las Vegas crash

I missed the multi-camera replay from yesterday's horrific IndyCar race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway where Dan Wheldon died. After watching it this morning I can't help but think just how lucky it was that only one driver lost their life. » 10/17/11 8:30am 10/17/11 8:30am

Dan Wheldon dies in Las Vegas IndyCar crash

Two-time Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon has died of injuries he sustained in a massive 15-car crash at the Las Vegas Indy 300 earlier today. » 10/16/11 6:01pm 10/16/11 6:01pm

Tony Kanaan, Danica Patrick Go First, Second In Crash-Filled Finish To…

Tony Kanaan wins the IndyCar race here at the Detroit Grand Prix, and Danica Patrick took second place in her best ever finish after a shocking last lap and a half. Just before the white flag came up a number of drivers were involved in some "contact" that included "the wall" and "other drivers." Oh and Dan Wheldon… » 9/02/07 6:14pm 9/02/07 6:14pm

How Did Dan Wheldon Already Crash His IndyCar At The Detroit Grand Prix?

IndyCar warm-up just finished, and the only news of note was Dan Wheldon in the #10 Target car. Wheldon managed to get himself into a bit of a dustup with a wall (Ben thinks it was another car, but neither of us is really 100% certain — the point is he dirtied up his car) in one of the later practice laps. We're… » 9/02/07 11:53am 9/02/07 11:53am

Dario Franchitti Doesn't Blame Dan Wheldon For This Scary IndyCar Crash…


Dario Franchitti went for what can only be described as a frightening ride flight at Michigan International Speedway yesterday as Franchitti's car got touched hard in the rear by Dan Wheldon on lap 143 of the rain-delayed Firestone Indy 400. We're told Tony Kanaan won the race — but the highlight's got to be… » 8/06/07 8:30am 8/06/07 8:30am

Wheldon Wins Race, Hornish Takes IRL Title: Chicagoland

Dan Wheldon, Scott Dixon and Sam Hornish, Jr. A podium finish for Hornish — our man Wert's fast-driving doppelg nger — not to mention a championship for the Indianapolis 500-mile champ and his boss Roger Penske. Congrats to Sam and Roger, not to mention more incentive for Ray to walk around the Detroit Metro area in… » 9/10/06 5:00pm 9/10/06 5:00pm