As far as motorsports go I’ve never been as big of an Indy Car fan as I am a NASCAR fan for obvious reasons, but I do have a few drivers in the Indy league that I have always liked and admired, Dan Wheldon was one. I wasn’t home watching the race today like I had originally planned and it hit me like a brick that Dan Wheldon had been killed in Vegas. I pulled up YouTube as quick as I could get to my iPad today and watched the footage of the wreck (see below), and couldn’t believe my eyes.
I always thought Wheldon had a cool accent, that’s certainly going to be missed. Just like the NASCAR family, I know the IndyCar family is pretty close knit and I can’t imagine what they are going through right now. I can remember a point years ago after Dan had accomplished pretty much there was to accomplish in the Indy series he approached Ray Evernham about pursuing NASCAR, and I had really hoped to see that deal get worked out but it never did. The guy was 33 years old.
In case you missed the wreck footage, you can see that below: