Remembering Dan Wheldon and his last and most amazing win
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Saturday, Oct. 16th, marks the 10th anniversary Dan Wheldon’s death. David Malsher-Lopez pays tribute, then asks Wheldon’s race engineer from 2011, Todd Malloy, to recall that magical second victory at the Indianapolis 500.

Wheldon led an Andretti Green Racing 1-2-3-4 at St. Pete in 2005, and shared the moment with his teammates Bryan Herta, Dario Franchitti and Tony Kanaan.

Photo by: Michael Voorhees - IRL

Once upon a time, I reckoned Dan Wheldon was superficial, a pretty boy who found racing and winning came too easy because he was driving for a top team in the Indy Racing League. His winsome, cheeky smile, his bonhomie with TV cameramen and interviewers, his tendency to say only the right things in public, the kidding around with teammates… From a distance, it all came across as somewhat forced and artificial.

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