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Dan Wheldon Leaves Behind a Legacy as a Champion and an Endearing Athlete

Dan Wheldon departed the world he loved so much far too early on Sunday afternoon, leaving the entire motorsports community in a horrified state of grief. Wheldon passed away at age 33 after a horrific 15-car crash in the opening laps of the IZOD IndyCar Series season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  He is survived by his wife Susie, his two sons Sebastian and Oliver and millions of fans from across the world. Wheldon had come full circle in 2011, winning the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500, becoming the test driver for the new chassis for 2012 and signing a contract to replace Danica Patrick in possibly the most visible seat in the series.  He was on top of the world when he took the green flag on Sunday aftern...

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