Video: Indy 300 Racers Participate in 5-Lap Salute to Honor Dan Wheldon

All of the participants from Sunday’s Las Vegas Indy 300 took part in a five lap salute to honor Dan Wheldon following the news of his death.

Wheldon, who won the Indianapolis 500 in 2004 and 2011, was killed in a fiery 15-car crash on the final lap of the day. He was only 33 years old.

"IndyCar is very sad to announce that Dan Wheldon has passed away from unsurvivable injuries," IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard told the Associated Press. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family today. IndyCar, its drivers and owners, have decided to end the race. In honor of Dan Wheldon, the drivers have decided to do a five-lap salute in his honor."

After being informed of Wheldon’s passing nearly two hours following the accident, the drivers unanimously agreed to participate in the tribute.

Video of the five lap tribute can be found below.


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