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Dan Wheldon, 1978-2011, tributes flow

Submitted by on October 17, 2011

Dan Wheldon: 1978-2011

Social media burst into life on Sunday Oct 16 after the horrifying crash that claimed the life of Dan Wheldon.

Here are just a few of the tributes paid to someone who was a good friend of mine, a two-time winner of the Indy 500, and Indycar champion – but I will let others say the words that I can’t find right now. They are more qualified, and say it better than I can. It also shows how much respect Dan had among his colleagues and peers.

DarioFranchitti

Rest in peace Danny boy, we’ll miss you my friend. Everyone please keep the wheldon family in you thoughts and prayers.

AussieGrit Mark Webber

Rest in Peace Dan. I remember our early days in the Uk 95/96.. Miss ya..

TonyKanaan Tony Kanaan

No words to describe the pain. See you on the other side my dear friend. You will be missed.

jpmontoya Juan Pablo Montoya

life is not fair…. we are gonna miss a really great guy…….. Dan we r gonna miss u…

RyanBriscoe6 Ryan Briscoe

I don’t have words for the tragic loss of Dan today. He was a good man and will be missed by all of us. #RIPDanWheldon

maxpapis Max Papis

I will miss u forever @danwheldon forever

MFranchitti Marino Franchitti

RIP Dan. My thoughts & love to Susie, Seb, Oliver, Clive, Sue & the whole Wheldon family.

JimmieJohnson Jimmie Johnson

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Wheldon family… My heart hurts for all of the IRL community.

emmofittipaldi emersonfittipaldi

Very sad day! 2 times Indy 500 winner! Great Champion! All my condolences and love to Dan Wheldon’s Family! From Fittipaldi Family.

tagliani Alex Tagliani

It’s a very sad day. He was my little brother from another mother he was so happy to show me is new Tattoo from last night SW on wrist

markblundellF1 Mark Blundell

RIP Dan Wheldon, my thoughts go to his family, loss of a great young talent and nice guy. Racing can be so cruel at times.RIP Indy500 winner

johnnyherbertf1 Johnny herbert

Just read the sad news..my thoughts to all his family and friends….RIP Dan

brabsracer David Brabham

RIP Dan, upsetting news, thoughts are with his family.

paultracy3 paul tracy

I have no words for what has happened , RIP Danny

AllWaltrip Darrell Waltrip

with tears in my eyes and a sadness I can not describe,I pray for Dan,his sweet wife and children and his family,Stevie and I are so sorry

olivergavin Oliver Gavin

Just heard the shocking news from Vegas. RIP Dan Wheldon. Real Champion. Thoughts & prayers with the whole Wheldon family. Such a loss.

DarrenTurner007 Darren Turner

RIP Dan

GaryPaffett Gary Paffett

Tragically Dan Weldon has been killed in the crash at Vegas today. A massive loss to the Motorsport world. He was a star and a real nice guy

karunchandhok Karun Chandhok

just bumped into @AussieGrit in singapore airport who told me the shocking news about dan wheldon… thoughts & prayers go out to his family

pLmotorsport Patrick Long

My thoughts and prayers are with Dan right now.

calvinfish Calvin Fish

Thoughts and prayers from the boys in Australia for our mate Dan.

AJDinger AJ Allmendinger

Dan was a great driver but even better person. Sad day throughout all of motorsports. Hope god gives his wife and children strength.

scottspeed Scott Speed

Praying for my friend @danwheldon

tiff_tv Tiff Needell

Dan Wheldon the little kid I interviewed for a Top Gear karting special long ago who would be a double Indy winner now gone forever – RIP

JensonButton Jenson Button

I have so many good memories of racing with Dan in the early 90′s, a true fighter. We’ve lost a legend in our sport but also a great guy…

By Andy Hallbery

 

 

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