LAS VEGAS (AP) – Dan Wheldon,Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon dead at 33

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Dan Wheldon, who moved to the United States from his native England with hopes of winning the Indianapolis 500 and went on to twice prevail in his sport's most famed race, died Sunday after a massive, fiery wreck in the Las Vegas Indy 300.

Born: June 22, 1978
Hometown: Emberton, England, about 60 miles northwest of London
U.S. home: St. Petersburg, Fla.
Family: Wife, Susie; sons, Sebastian and Oliver; his father was a go-kart racer and his mother the timer at the local go-kart track.
Accomplishments: Indianapolis 500 winner 2005, 2011 (his 16th IndyCar victory); 2005 IndyCar series champion; had been appointed primary test driver for the new 2012 Dallara Indy car; did TV commentary for Versus.
Team: Sam Schmidt Motorsports
Starts: First, Sept. 8, 2002; this season, three; career, 134

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