IndyCar » Indy 500: 'A Cinderella story' - Wheldon


Dan Wheldon was in tears as he took the chequered flag at the end of the centennial Indianapolis 500, saying it was a fairy tale come true: "This is a Cinderella story!"

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Well Done Dan - Unregistered

May 30, 2011 11:18 PM

Sad thing is, here in England most of the newspapers today giving full page coverage of the Monaco GP and Lewis's outburst, and then as a tiny footnote 'Oh by the way, a British driver won the Indy 500...'

We have got great (winning) talent in motorsport worldwide, but if you ain't in F1 then you don't get the recognition.

Fenman - Unregistered

May 31, 2011 1:22 PM

Can't agree more with Well Done Dan, it was a lucky win but Wheldon is a fine example of a superb British driver, in the true spirit of Sir Stirling Moss. Hope you were watching Hamilton. By the way, Well Done Dan

Federico_USA - Unregistered

May 31, 2011 4:17 PM

A deserving win for Dan "the closer" and Bryan Herta Motorsports. Dan is a true champion and he and Bryan are great spokesmen for the sport. Dan drove his heart out and as was said before you have to lead the last lap and cross those bricks to close it and win all the marbles.. Hopefully sponsors will be coming out of the wood works for Dan and Bryan to do some more racing in the near future. All the best to both of you.

Piercarlogassolini - Unregistered

June 02, 2011 9:51 PM

Saddest story of the Indy 500 must be the £1000 I have in a little pot on top of the kitchen cupboard. I'm not usually a betting man, but I was so sure Dan was going to win, I got the cash out of the bank and intended to go to the bookies straight after the GP on Sunday afto. Then, God bless them, my family got in the way and I never made it. At 14/1.....

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