Dan Wheldon at MIS in 2006

Dan Wheldon (1978-2011)

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IndyCar Series driver Dan Wheldon passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway at the age of 33.

STATEMENT FROM MIS PRESIDENT ROGER CURTIS ON THE PASSING OF DAN WHELDON
“I am saddened for the entire racing community and all race fans. Dan Wheldon was one of the most personable and friendliest drivers I have ever met in this sport. And he was a passionate, talented and exciting driver whose love of racing really showed. But more than that, he loved his family and our thoughts are with them during this very sad time.”

Wheldon competed in five IndyCar Series races at Michigan International Speedway (the series hasn't raced at MIS since 2007).

His best finish of second came in 2005, the same year he won the Indianapolis 500 and series championship.

Dan Wheldon's results at MIS:

2003 - 20th
2004 - 3rd
2005 - 2nd
2006 - 3rd
2007 - 12th

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