Wheldon’s image will be on Indy 500 tickets
The Indianapolis 500 will pay tribute to the late Dan Wheldon by
putting his image on this year’s race tickets.
The defending champion is traditionally honored by appearing on
the following year’s tickets. Wheldon won his second 500 title last
May and did much of the testing in the new Indy cars, but was
killed in a crash at last season’s final IndyCar race at Las
On Tuesday morning, speedway officials will unveil the artwork
at Avon Middle School near Indianapolis where guidance counselor
Paul Quirke will be presented with a 5-foot replica of the ticket.
Quirke won a Facebook contest in which 250 fans explained why their
seats were the best ones at the track.
Season-ticket holders will be mailed their tickets later this