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Dan Wheldon

Remembering the Man That Is Dan Wheldon

Josh Farmer | Posted 12.18.2012 | Sports
Josh Farmer

Dan touched many people and was very unique, whether it being his extensive shoe collection or his tenacious ability behind the wheel of a race or going out of his way for his fans. His loss has left a void that can never be replaced.

No Clear Favorite For 'Super Bowl' Of Racing

AP | JENNA FRYER | Posted 05.26.2012 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS -- Marco Andretti knows how much heartache his family has suffered at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He needs no reminders that IndyCar cou...

Marco Andretti: One to Watch This Weekend at Indy

James M. Clash | Posted 07.24.2012 | Sports
James M. Clash

This isn't 2006 -- and Marco is a veteran now, easily qualifying for his seventh Indy 500 this year. Confident but not cocky, the 25-year-old is realistic about his chances. Over lunch at Palm Too in New York, he answered my questions.

Auction Grants Huge Sum For Family Of Killed IndyCar Driver

AP | JENNA FRYER | Posted 03.14.2012 | Impact

An auction dedicated to the late Dan Wheldon raised more than $600,000 that will go to his wife and two young sons. The final total of $627,203 was r...

AP Sports Story Of Year Is..

AP | By RACHEL COHEN | Posted 12.19.2011 | Sports

By RACHEL COHEN, ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK -- The ouster of one of America's most revered coaches, Penn State's Joe Paterno, after shocking child s...

Pictures Of The Week: Oct. 16-Oct. 22 (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.22.2011 | Home

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Did You See That?! Top Sports Photos Oct. 16-Oct. 22

Posted 12.22.2011 | Sports

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IndyCar Remembers Wheldon

AP | By MICHAEL MAROT | Posted 12.24.2011 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS -- Dan Wheldon's friends shed a few tears and shared lots of laughs Sunday. Some couldn't even bear to say goodbye a week after the two-...

NASCAR Remembers Dan Wheldon As It Prepares To Race

AP | JENNA FRYER | Posted 12.21.2011 | Sports

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Tony Stewart competes in NASCAR. His heart, though, belongs to open-wheel racing, and he spent the first 25 years of his life ...

Why We Race: Reflections From a Driver After Dan Wheldon's Death

Leilani Münter | Posted 12.19.2011 | Sports
Leilani Münter

After Dan Wheldon's death, many of his fellow drivers were openly sobbing at the track. The danger we all face every day had become real and had stolen someone we all loved. So why do we do it?

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Len Berman | Posted 12.18.2011 | New York
Len Berman

If an NFL player wears his socks funny, he gets fined. But if a coach (Detroit's Jim Schwartz) acts like an idiot and challenges another (49ers' Jim Harbaugh) to a fight on television? The league takes a pass.

Could IndyCar Tragedy Have Been Avoided?

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 12.17.2011 | Sports

Grief was the most pervasive emotion at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the bleary-eyed aftermath of driver Dan Wheldon's death. But it wasn't the onl...

Best Athlete Tweets Of The Week

The Huffington Post | Dan Treadway | Posted 12.17.2011 | Sports

The week that was in sports saw two different teams punch their ticket to the World Series, the NBA decide to cancel the first two weeks of their seas...

Wheldon's Death Leaves a Legacy of Triumph and Sadness

Karl Ueberbacher | Posted 12.17.2011 | Sports
Karl Ueberbacher

When I think about my conversation with Dan Wheldon last week, and some of the others that I had with Dan through the years, I think of the way in which he had learned to give himself so unselfishly to the sport he loved.

Justin Timberlake And Ashley Judd Remember Dan Wheldon

E! Online | Posted 12.17.2011 | Celebrity

Justin Timberlake and Ashley Judd are mourning yesterday's tragic death of two-time Indianapolis 500 champ Dan Wheldon, whom both knew personally. ...

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Len Berman | Posted 12.17.2011 | New York
Len Berman

St. Louis had the 11th highest payroll in Major League Baseball, the Texas Rangers had the 13th. They're both heading to the World Series.

Death Reveals Dangers Of Auto Racing

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 12.17.2011 | Sports

-- The death of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt led to sweeping safety improvements in NASCAR, which has not suffered a fatality since. Now...

Two-Time Indy 500 Champ Dies At Age 33

AP | Posted 12.17.2011 | Sports

LAS VEGAS — Dan Wheldon, who moved to the United States from his native England with hopes of winning the Indianapolis 500 and went on to twice ...

F1 Champs Remember Wheldon As "True Fighter"

AP | STEVE DOUGLAS | Posted 12.17.2011 | Sports

EMBERTON, England — Struggling to hold back tears, Clive Wheldon's voice quivered as he spoke about his son, "a true champion and a gentleman." ...

Two-Time Indy 500 Champ Dies After Fiery 15-Car Wreck

AP | JENNA FRYER | Posted 12.17.2011 | Sports

The perfect storm: A high-banked oval crowded with the largest field of the season. Inexperienced or impatient drivers racing at more than 220 mph. Ab...

Drivers, Fans React To Death Of IndyCar Driver

Posted 12.16.2011 | Sports

After learning that IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon had passed away due to injuries suffered in a horrific 15-car wreck that occurred during the 11th lap o...

Indy 500 Winner Dies After Massive Wreck

AP | By JOHN MARSHALL | Posted 12.16.2011 | Sports

LAS VEGAS -- Race car drivers always know the worst can happen whenever they get behind the wheel. On Sunday, it happened to one of IndyCar's biggest...

IndyCar Driver Killed In Crash Was Sponsored By Justin Timberlake's Label

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.16.2011 | Style

Justin Timberlake's clothing brand, William Rast, lost a brand representative when Dan Wheldon, a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, died in a 15-car c...

IndyCar Driver Dies In Massive 15-Car Wreck

AP | JOHN MARSHALL | Posted 12.16.2011 | Sports

LAS VEGAS — Race car drivers always know the worst can happen whenever they get behind the wheel. On Sunday, it happened to one of IndyCar's bi...

Wheldon Aiming To Become IndyCar's First Five Million Dollar Man

Karl Ueberbacher | Posted 12.13.2011 | Sports
Karl Ueberbacher

Wheldon will start from the back of the record 34-car grid. But if he makes it to the front for the checkered flag, Wheldon and a lucky fan will split the $5 million dollar GoDaddy Challenge grand prize.