Dan Wheldon Wins 2nd Career Indy 500
The Indianapolis 500 is one of the most exciting events in the world of sports. From start to finish, the distance traveled by each driver is 500 miles; Thats a lot of gas! The race gets it’s name from the company that sanctions the event (IZOD IndyCar Series). As you might know, I’m not big into racing and I don’t really watch the races at all. However, watching the Indianapolis 500 has become a staple of American history since its opening in 1911 (100 years ago).This year, Englishman Dan Wheldon won the Indy 500. This is his 2nd career 500 win; I’m sure there’s many more to come. Before Wheldon crossed the finish line, rookie J.R. Hildebrand “slammed into the wall when the Indianapolis 500 checkered flag was in sight” (Credit ESPN.com). Subsequently, Wheldon zoomed past J.R’s destroyed car and won the race. The cool thing about this is, nobody had ever heard of Dan Wheldon before Sunday. Now most Americans (certainly all racing fans) will remember his name for years to come.