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 |  Oct 16 2011, 6:17 PM

Finishing runner up two years in a row, Dan Wheldon topped the podium at the Indy 500 earlier this year. Wheldon’s life ended tragically today during the final race of the 2011 IndyCar season.

The British-born driver of the Bryan Herta Autosport car was involved in a terrifying 15 car accident during the Las Vegas 300. Airlifted to hospital he eventually succumbed to his injuries.

Wheldon’s career highlights include another Indy 500 win back in 2005.

Born in 1978 Wheldon leaves behind his wife Susie Behm (whom he married in 2008), as well as his two sons, Sebastian (born on February 1 2009) and Oliver (born March 19th of this year). Our thoughts and prayers go out to them.

  • Gary Devlin

    A tragic loss my thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family.

  • slobo

    RIP Dan Wheldon!

  • Jossie Moran

    My heart goes out to his wife and kids, parents and family. What a waste of a life!! Having lost my own son at 30 yrs. old, unexpectely, I can feel how they feel. I cry for the ones left behind because he is in a much better place now. To INDY: keep looking for security ways to protect your drivers, change policies, make cars with more secure devices so this won’t happen again. I pray for all the drivers and especially for his sons who won’t be able to know his daddy especially the little one born this year. God Bless you ALL1

  • S. Curtis

    So Sad to read of this young drivers death. My condolences to his wife and children. It brings tears to my eyes. I will remember him as I also remember Greg Moor in October every year.

  • Sue

    Thought and Prayers out to the family and Friends…..He as Greg Moore will Never Be Forgotten as a wonderful race Driver and a Wonderful Role Model for you children

  • Lynn moreno

    I don’t follow the races ,but was channel suffering and seen the crash ,my heart goes out to his wife ,kids and family.may the lord give you the strength to get Thur each difficult day ,when you feel you can’t go on think of Dan’s smile and the things he did and say that made you laugh and then cry like there’s no tomorrow it will ease a very,very small part of the pain ,I will pray each day for you his family .

  • Kerry l Douthit

    It’s a sad day for the Indy serious I feel for his family I watch Dan win the Indy 500 this year and he was so happy when he kiss the bricks he was so young RIP DAN

  • bob

    i’m so sacred that was a scary crash that i saw on tv and i have my hat up for Dan Wheldon and that the other drivers are ok