Get Alerts Save Saved. It was too much to overcome, and he was third when the checkered flag fell. Bernard already has bought his way out of Year 2 of the Las Vegas contract. Dixon dominated the second half of the race, only to see Danica Patrick and Helio Castroneves execute a better fuel strategy as he came home third. First of all, I want to credit my teammates. The report found that although Wheldon stayed low on the track in an attempt to avoid the cluster of cars spinning toward the top — he had slowed from mph to — his path was blocked by other cars. Archived from the original on 1 December

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Bourdais claims Wheldon trophy at Surfers Paradise race”.

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. But in this case, Dixon was the dominator.

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He won two races each of the past three years with Target Chip Ganassi Wheldo who let him go last year in order to make room for Dario Franchitti. Retrieved 5 December Retrieved January 1, The race was stopped as Perez, 24, was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, where he underwent emergency surgery.


He finished his two-race campaign 36th in the points standings with 35 accrued. Their car, starting in tenth in its category and overall, finished 44th overall 18th in its class after it retired with laps completed due to it sustaining three accidents during the event.

Fan literally edged out his teammate Vitor Meira ran. Archived from the original on 21 December 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. The Palm Beach Post.

Gustafsson 1d Brett Okamoto. He was later called up to drive when regular driver Dario Franchitti broke his vertebrae in a motor bike accident in Eheldon.

Hurley Haywood Scott Pruett. Wheldon was making just his third start of the season and chasing the incentive offered by Bernard to any non-IndyCar regular.

Indy Car Rewind: Dan Wheldon emerges on top during a familiar IRL weekend

Bernard said he hoped to have an agreement with Texas completed when he announces the schedule. Digital Subscription Take Autoweek to go on your digital device and get the car news you want, wherever irrl are.

Archived from the original on 18 December Retrieved 26 December It’s finally May, and everyone is aiming at the same target.


The season’s final night race will begin at 7 p. The small fabric is not there to retain a car. He had picked his way through the field and gained at least 10 spots when he came upon the accident and had wjeldon to go to avoid the spinning cars and flying debris.

IRL: Watkins Glen: Dan Wheldon race/championship report

The best news is all of my guys are okay. Dixon dominated the second half of the race, only to see Danica Patrick and Helio Castroneves execute a better fuel strategy as he came home third.

I think IndyCar has got a phenomenal field right now. Archived from the original on 7 October Dan Wheldon killed from head hitting post”.

More from this author. IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year Jul 5,5: Archived from the original on 13 March The location of the fabric would not have changed the outcome at all, but as we’ve said, our preference is for it to be on the inside.

Just a day shy of the two-month anniversary of Wheldon’s death, IndyCar is struggling to move forward. Rookie uprising 1d ESPN.