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Dario Franchitti survives airborne IndyCar crash – video

Scottish driver fractures his back in horrific accident, with echoes of the crash that killed Dan Wheldon Video LAST UPDATED AT 15:56 ON Mon 7 Oct 2013 SCOTTISH racing driver Dario Franchitti has fractured his spine in a horrifying airborne crash at the IndyCar Grand Prix in Houston. Show More Summary

Meeting Dan Wheldon [Conversation Of The Day]

2 years agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

For someone who won the Indy 500, Dan Wheldon was a supremely friendly guy. He had every reason to act like hot shit, but he didn't, as one of our readers found out. More »

Dan Wheldon Was The Man You Wish You Were [Dan Wheldon]

2 years agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

For many, myself included, the wounds that appeared to heal have reopened today, displaying a rawness within that still remains. It's been a year since the tragic accident at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that took our friend Dan Wheldon. And while we will never forget that heartrending day, reliving it in memory is something many have attempted to withstand. More »

Dan Wheldon: One year on

Tuesday 16 October 2012 marks one year since the passing of Dan Wheldon. The Englishman lost his life at last year’s season-ending IndyCar race in Las Vegas, leaving behind wife Susie and children Sebastian and Oliver.

Auto Racing: IndyCar 2011 final standings

Final standings in the 2011 IndyCar series after the 18th and final race of the season at the Las Vegas Speedway was cancelled following the death of driver Dan Wheldon in a 12th-lap crash: 1. Dario Franchitti (SCO) 573 pts 2. Will Power (AUS) 555 3. Show More Summary

How the Indy 500 Played Out on Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

With a final-lap finish and poignant win by Dario Franchitti months after good friend and fellow driver Dan Wheldon was killed in an on-track accident…

2012 Indy 500 ends as fitting tribute to Dan Wheldon [SPOILER ALERT]

Dan Wheldon, the winner of last year's Indianapolis 500, died last October in a 15-car wreck during the Las Vegas 300. Unable to defend his title, three of his best friends in racing did it for him on Sunday during the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500. Show More Summary

Indy 500 2012: Dario Franchitti Earns His Sweetest Indy Victory Yet

Dario Franchitti's third career Indianapolis 500 victory came after a record number of lead changes, a furious late push and a heart-wrenching tribute to Franchitti's good friend, the late Dan Wheldon. Everything about this year's Indy 500 had a certain mystique about it. Show More Summary

Indy 500 2012: Where Dario Franchitti Ranks Among All-Time Greats

Dario Franchitti overcame a number of hurdles to capture his third Indianapolis 500. Firstly, the day undoubtedly belonged to the late Dan Wheldon, who was killed during an October crash in the IndyCar season finale. Franchitti, whoShow More Summary

Indy 500 Results: Dan Wheldon Inspires Dario Franchitti in Unforgettable Moment

Emotions mold history. In the record books, the 2012 Indy 500 will go down exactly like the previous 95 runnings of the race. For those that attended Indianapolis Motor Speedway on that Sunday afternoon, though, it’ll be a day they remember forever. Show More Summary

Indy 500 2012: Dario Franchitti's Victory a Fitting Tribute to Dan Wheldon

Winning the third Indy 500 of his career could have served as a huge talking point and tribute to the IndyCar racing skills of Dario Franchitti, but in an act of class, reverence, respect and what I can only assume was a bittersweet mixture of joy and sadness—Franchitti made sure that his late friend Dan Wheldon was on all of our minds. Show More Summary

Dario Franchetti Wins Indy 500 - Celebrates With Wife Ashley Judd, Makes Emotional Tribute To Dan Wheldon

By Radar Staff Dario Franchetti won the Indianapolis 500 for the third time Sunday, and Victory Lane has never been so packed with genuine emotion. With tears streaming down her face, Franchetti's actress wife, Ashley Judd, called the win "such an extraordinary achievement. Show More Summary

Dario Franchitti Dedicates Indy 500 Win to Dan Wheldon

Most drivers would be ecstatic after winning the Indy 500. Dario Franchitti, who won for the third time on Sunday, had a special reason to celebrate. After pulling into the victory's circle and after drinking his milk, Franchitti dedicated...Show More Summary

Dan Wheldon: Honoring Indy 500 Legend Heading Into Today's Race

IndyCar has done a phenomenal job remembering and honoring the late Dan Wheldon at Sunday's Indianapolis 500, a race that the Englishman won twice in his career, including last year. Let's look at how the racing world will honor Weldon at Indianapolis. Show More Summary

Indy 500 2012: Dan Wheldon's Absence at the Forefront of Racing's Greatest Day

For the first time since 2008, this year's Indianapolis 500 will start without its defending winner in the field. Telling that story is, and will always be, heartbreaking. It still doesn't even seem real. In last year's event, Dan Wheldon capitalized on a last-turn crash by J.R. Show More Summary

Dario Franchitti on Dan Wheldon, Danica Patrick and the allure of the Indy 500

The Indy 500 is on the horizon, and Dario Franchitti is speaking on many a topic. First, he spoke of how hard it is being without Dan Wheldon, who died in Las Vegas last year. Next, he speaks of Danica Patrick, and how IndyCar will survive...Show More Summary

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. Show More Summary

Indy 500 2012: Two-Time Champ Dan Wheldon to Be Honored

A tragic event will be remembered this weekend at the Indy 500, but the life of late champion Dan Wheldon will be cherished in a remarkable way. After winning the 2011 Indy 500, Wheldon fell victim to a 15-car pileup at last year's Indy car finale in Las Vegas that unfortunately took his life. Show More Summary

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