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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?
|Cause of death||Blunt Trauma|
|Age of death||33 years|
|Profession||Race Car Driver|
|Birthday||June 22, 1978|
|Death date||October 16, 2011|
|Place of death||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Place of burial||Calvary 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.Dan Wheldon
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.Dan Wheldon
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’.Dan Wheldon
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.Dan Wheldon
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.Dan Wheldon