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Remembering Dan Wheldon

03.20.2012 (via Bruce Martin, SI.com) - On Sunday, March 25, the IZOD IndyCar Series will return to the track for the first time since that dreadful day at Las Vegas on Oct. 16, 2011, when Dan Wheldon was killed in one of the biggest crashes in the sports history.

To commemorate Wheldon’s life, SI.com’s Bruce Martin spoke with five people who knew him best. Former teammate and close friend Scott Dixon, former teammate Dario Franchitti, fellow driver Tony Kanaan, former team owner and IndyCar driving legend Michael Andretti and Target/Chip Ganassi Racing managing director Mike Hull offer a unique look at what made the two-time Indianapolis 500 champion such a popular person both in and out of the race car and how his short life left such a lasting impact.

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