DAN WHELDON RUMORS & GOSSIP

VICS: Rossi Putts Way Home To Stunning 100th Indy 500 Win

Five years ago at the Indy 500, part-owner of Dan Wheldon’s winning car, former California Lt. Governor and Nashville music promoter Mike Curb left the Indianapolis Motor Speedway suites in turn two before the race ended, assuming his driver had no chance to win it. Amazingly enough, Wheldon moved from fifth to first in the final two laps to win the race, forcing Curb to pull into...
Via On Pit Road
May 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Highlights from the 95th running of the Indianapolis 500

RACE: 95th Indianapolis 500 DATE: May 29, 2011 WINNER: Dan Wheldon AVERAGE SPEED: 170.265 mph WHAT HAPPENED: American rookie J.R. Hildebrand was poised to take the checkered flag when his car drifted high on the final turn of the last lap and he hit the wall. Wheldon slipped by as Hildebrand skidded down the front stretch, winning his second Indy 500. Hildebrand finished second...
Via Associated Press
May 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Upcoming memoir on the late Dan Wheldon to benefit charities

A new book paying tribute to the late Dan Wheldon will be published in May of this year and will soon be available for pre-order.“Lionheart – Remembering Dan Wheldon” is a 216-page book written and produced by Andy Hallbery and Jeff Olson which will chronical the life of the 2005 IndyCar Series champion.Featuring interviews with Dario Franchitti, Jenson Button, Dale Earnhardt...
Via Fox Sports
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

FOX NASCAR reporter Jamie Little pays tribute to the late Dan Wheldon

People who work in racing are a close-knit bunch, and not just the drivers, either. If you've worked in any capacity in this sport for a long time, you build relationships and become friends with others in racing. You're all part of the traveling circus.Dan Wheldon was one of the top IndyCar Series drivers of his generation, winning the championship in 2005 and the Indianapolis 500...
Via Fox Sports
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

INDYCAR News and Notes – Oct. 29, 2015

1. Mazda Road to Indy Announces 2016 Schedules 2. Tatuus to Manufacture Next Chassis for Pro Mazda, USF2000 3. Race-worn Wheldon Helmet Available in Wilson eBay Auction 4. Kaiser Returns to Juncos Racing for 2016 Indy Lights Season 1. Mazda Road to Indy Announces 2016 Schedules: On the heels of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule released earlier this week, the Mazda Road to...
Via On Pit Road
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch highlights from the 2015 Dan Wheldon Memorial ProAm Karting Race

The 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season may have came to a close in August, but many of the series’ biggest stars were quick to get back behind the wheel at the 2015 Dan Wheldon Memorial ProAm Karting Race Honoring Justin Wilson last weekend. The race, in which many IndyCar drivers come together to race karts and benefit various charities, has become an annual tradition since the...
Via Fox Sports
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar heads back to oval racing in Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas – For nearly 15 years, the Verizon IndyCar Series action at Texas Motor Speedway was thrilling and at times death defying, with open-wheel IndyCars racing at speeds over 220 miles per hour on the high-banked speedway under the lights with wheel-to-wheel action often separated by mere inches. But after popular two-time Indianapolis 500 winner and 2005 IndyCar Series...
Via Fox Sports
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar's accidents have made a mess of the Indy 500

IndyCar had a crisis looming well before James Hinchcliffe was injured in another spectacular accident during preparations for the most esteemed race in motorsports. Three cars have gone airborne, and one of the series' most popular drivers underwent surgery Monday for an injury to his left thigh caused when an apparent suspension failure sent him hard into the Turn 2 SAFER barrier...
Via Associated Press
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

CFH Racing adds Hildebrand to Indianapolis 500 lineup

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) CFH Racing has found its third entry for both the Indianapolis 500 and the Grand Prix of Indianapolis with the addition of JR Hildebrand. Hildebrand nearly won the Indy 500 as a rookie in 2011, but he crashed exiting the final turn and was passed for the win by the late Dan Wheldon. Hildebrand will drive the No. 6 Chevrolet for the May 9 Grand Prix and the May...
Via Associated Press
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

INDYCAR STARS HIGHLIGHT DAN WHELDON MEMORIAL PRO-AM KARTING CHALLENGE ON SEPT. 20

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 11, 2014) – The Verizon IndyCar Series championship has concluded, but many of INDYCAR’s biggest stars have one more race on the schedule this season. The Dan Wheldon Memorial Pro-Am Karting Challenge returns on Sept. 20to New Castle Motorsports Park, where participants will race to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association.   The Dan Wheldon Memorial...
Via On Pit Road
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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