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Indy 500 2012: Remembering Past Winner Dan Wheldon

Dan Wheldon was the exception to the British dentistry stereotype. His pearly whites dominated his face as much as his hair. He had the personality to match. Wheldon's tragic death at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be felt heavily twice a year instead of just once. Last year's Indy 500 was deemed one of the greatest in history. Wheldon led only one lap. It was the most important lap—No. 200. He made a dramatic last-lap pass to win the race. Nobody knew he had won until the electronic scoring monitors flashed his car number at the top of the scoring pylon.How it happened is a great story.Wheldon didn't have a full-time ride but was hoping to get one. He had spent the previous two seasons driving the National Guard car for Pant...

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