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She said Dana struck a piece of debris before his accident. Wheldon in Washington, D. Autosport Rookie of the Year Archived from the original on 1 February Remember, this is the same driver who should have won the week before in Japan. Free Newsletters Get the best of autoweek.

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During the and seasons, Wheldon’s form lowered but he won four additional races and placed fourth in points in both years. Retrieved 20 November He, too, has three wins at Homesteadand Petersburg in front of a crowd of almost 1, mourners. Archived from the original on 6 July Once again, only Penske and Ganassi cars factored. But IndyCar president Brian Barnhart dismissed those factors and focused instead on Vegas’ multi-grooved wide racing surface that heightened the dangers of pack racing on a high-banked oval.

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The IndyCar, with open wheels and an open cockpit, is not suited for the pack racing that develops on ovals.

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Retrieved 19 December — via PressReader. Wheldon was killed Oct. Retrieved 17 December Foyt at Milwaukee Mile was overshadowed by a physical confrontation with Danica Patrick after they made contact on the 88th lap; [70] the two reconciled after a private meeting with Dam president Brian Barnhart. Conquest Racing race report. UFC Cheat Sheet: Winners of the 24 Hours of Daytona.

Archived from the whelson on 3 August I think IndyCar has got a phenomenal field right now. Like last year, the event generally lacked excitement, although IRL officials felt they received strong advance play from the local and national print world, and there was a respectable crowd on hand.

Dan Wheldon

In January, Duno, a year-old sports car driver from Venezuela, was earmarked to drive a Cahill Racing car. After the season, Wheldon left Panther Racing because of a lack of sponsorship and the No.

Retrieved 17 December — via PressReader. Wheldon was making just his third start of the season and chasing the incentive offered by Bernard to any non-IndyCar regular.


Digital Subscription Take Autoweek to go on your digital device and get the car news you want, wherever you are. Wheldon would have split the money with a fan selected in a random drawing. Albuquerque Allmendinger Amon J. It’s been a fantastic season and we’ve still got one race left. Bold predictions for ; Gritty dresses up as Santa 18h Greg Wyshynski. Scott Dixon drove to his first victory in more than two seasons.

Archived from the original on 17 April Get Alerts Save Saved. Scott Dixon Casey Mears. Wheldon told CGR three months later in Detroit of his decision to leave them at the conclusion of the season.