16 October 2011
Dan Wheldon (1978– 2011)
So many of the drivers said the track was too fast, the cars were too even, the racing too tight. In NASCAR, you can rub fenders, tap bumpers. But in an Indy car, that nudge launches the cars like an airplane. Into the catch fence. And in an instant a likeable, friendly, talented young man is taken away from his friends, his team, and his family.
While looking for the pic, I found this article, written just two short years ago. To all the drivers we love to watch; hug your family tonight.
Godspeed, Dan Wheldon (22 June 1978 – 16 October 2011).