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 |  Apr 01 2012, 1:01 PM

Hot Wheels will introduce a limited-run tribute Dan Wheldon commemorative edition car to simultaneously mark the beginning of a new IndyCar season and to celebrate the life of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon.

Wheldon suffered fatal injuries after a 15-car crash during last year’s IZOD IndyCar World Championship at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Available in toy stores in a matter of weeks, the Hot Wheel known as “DW-1″ will be the first Hot Wheel in decades to sport rear rubber tires and its proceeds will help support the Dan Wheldon Family Trust.

  • http://twitter.com/chrisninmer Christopher Ninmer

    My son & I found one at the Chilton,WI Wal-mart… cost $0.88 (I wonder if it will go up in value?) this is a collector car, we don’t open collectors.

  • http://www.facebook.com/solitaryw1 Solitary Wolf

    just found this car in tesco,s didnt know about the fact, danny had died in that bad crash my unmost respect to the family for the lads loss