IndyCar champion Dan Wheldon is the British pilot, died in a crash at the last race in Las Vegas. Dan Wheldon, who moved to america from his native England with about winning the Indianapolis 500 and went on to twice prevail in the famed race, died Sunday following a massive, fiery wreck that involved 15 cars at the Las Vegas Indy 300.
Mr. Wheldon, 33, was one of the most popular IndyCar Series drivers.
He called the Indy 500 “the biggest sporting event in the world,” and his second and final victory there came in most unexpected fashion. Trailing rookie JR Hildebrand with one turn remaining, Mr. Wheldon was resigned to finishing second for the third consecutive year.