Dan Wheldon’s death knocks out IndyCar banquet
IndyCar has canceled its season-ending banquet following the
death of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon at its
Wheldon, the 2005 IndyCar series champion, was killed Sunday
when his car got caught up in a 15-car wreck, sailed over another
vehicle and struck a catch fence 11 laps into the race at Las Vegas
IndyCar had planned to hold a celebration for the 2011 season
Monday night at Mandalay Bay Resort on the Las Vegas Strip.
One of the series’ most popular drivers, Wheldon was 33 when he
died, leaving behind a wife and two small children.
IndyCar said information on a public memorial for Wheldon will
be released at a later date.