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Car news, reviews, motorsports, auto shows and stunning photography delivered right to your mailbox. Elon Musk confirms Tesla flirted with financi Rookie uprising 1d ESPN. Archived from the original on 8 January The following year, Wheldon moved to AGR, winning nine races including the Indianapolis and finishing as the runner-up in the series championship and winning the drivers’ title the following year with the record for most victories during a season in his time with the team.

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But IndyCar president Brian Barnhart dismissed those factors and focused instead on Vegas’ multi-grooved wide racing surface that heightened the dangers of pack racing on a high-banked oval.

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IRL: Dan Wheldon wins Kansas, carries momentum to Indy | Autoweek

Indianapolis Winner There was action throughout the car field, both on the track and in the pits, with controversy, competition, strong newcomers and angry crew members. But this wyeldon had a decidedly different feel. Roth lost control, running into the back of right front tire changer Simon Morley, who was lucky to get hit by the car’s front wing and not its nose.


Archived from the original on 25 September Wheldon remained with Panther Racing for the season.

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One of the few British racing drivers to win the Indy “. For the seasonWheldon stayed with CGR. Wheldon made his endurance racing debut at the 24 Hours of Daytonasharing the No.

Thus, at the suggestion of his former team principal and car manufacturer Whsldon Firman Sr.

IRL: Watkins Glen: Dan Wheldon race/championship report

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IRL: Kansas: AGR, Dan Wheldon race report

He had picked his way through the field and gained at least 10 spots when he came upon the accident and had nowhere to go to avoid the spinning cars and flying debris. He won his second Indianapolis in May of that year. The investigation, though, determined every track should be judged individually and a ban on all banked ovals wasn’t practical. Wheldon exited the pits in ninth place, but the other eight cars ahead of him did not pit. In the event, he advanced through the field on pit stop strategy to come second for the second year in a row.


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Autosport Rookie of the Year This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat Foyt at Milwaukee Mile was overshadowed by a physical confrontation with Danica Patrick after they made contact on the 88th lap; [70] wheldno two reconciled after a private meeting with IndyCar president Brian Barnhart. He finished his two-race campaign 36th in the points standings with 35 accrued. His third-place was his second such finish in succession and sixth top-three finish in seven races.

Like last year, the event generally lacked excitement, although IRL officials felt they received strong advance play from the local and national print world, and there was a respectable crowd on hand.

Triple Eight Race Engineering. Sep 26,5: Walker, Teresa 26 July Rice literally edged out his teammate Vitor Meira by. Wheldon returned to Panther Racing for the season following a agreement with his management and team owner John Barnes in mid-August. Wheldonn happen and unfortunately it cost us a lot today.