How Did Dan Wheldon Die? Date of Death, Cause of Death, Age, and Birthday

Dan Wheldon death

The race car driver Dan Wheldon passed away at age 33, way too young.

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British race car driver who was the 2005 Indy Racing League Indycar series champion. He tragically died during an accident at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

He had two children with his wife Susie Behm.

How did Dan Wheldon die?

Blunt Trauma caused Dan Wheldon's death in 2011.

Information about the death of Dan Wheldon
Cause of deathBlunt Trauma
Age of death33 years
ProfessionRace Car Driver
BirthdayJune 22, 1978
Death dateOctober 16, 2011
Place of deathLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Place of burialCalvary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida, USA


I get bored. We seem to have been having a little bit more time off this winter than last winter. I’m always itching to get back in the car. It’s going to get harder, so I’ve got to make sure that I’m doing everything I possibly can do to make sure I can start next season how I ended this season.

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The two championship contenders, Dario Franchitti and Will Power, are starting right next to each other in the middle of the grid. Honestly, if I can be fast enough early in the race to be able to get up there and latch onto those two, it will be pure entertainment. It’s going to be a pack race, and you never know how that’s going to turn out.

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The last thing I want my child to see is Dad running around in the middle of the pack. That would really upset me. And that would upset him. I would be embarrassed to take him to school with kids saying, ‘Hey, how’d your dad do this weekend?’ ‘Well, he finished fifth or sixth’.

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Then as everything, like I say, things started to come together, when things started to go our way, that’s when you results started to come. I was no different driver. I was certainly learning every time I went in the car.

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I think you’re certainly going to see much closer racing. But, no, these are very good teams in the IRL. I just can’t stress how competitive they all are and how close it’s going to be.

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