Monday, October 17, 2011

Goodbye Dan Wheldon, you will be missed.

Yesterday afternoon after a lap 11 (15-car pile up) serious crash in turns 1 & 2 of the IZOD IndyCar Series season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the sport lost a great driver, Dan Wheldon. (Read details over at ESPN - Dan Wheldon’s death stuns racing world)

There are no words to express my sorrow over the loss of Dan Wheldon, he was a good racecar driver, a fan favorite and he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Dan’s wife, friends and family.

But the best quote I’ve heard on the loss of Dan Wheldon was this one: “Many people ask me why I sign off ‘til we meet again.’ It’s because goodbye is so final. Goodbye, Dan Wheldon.” - Marty Reid, ESPN announcer.

And he couldn’t be more right. Goodbye Dan Wheldon, thank you for the memories.

(Photo Credit: IndyCar Images)