Dan Wheldon, the Indianapolis 500 champion of 2005 and 2011, would have been 38 years old today. The Englishman arrived in IndyCar in 2002 as a relative unknown but would become one of the top drivers of his generation, with 16 wins in 11 years. It’s been nearly five years since he died, but Wheldon remains a fan favorite and his spirit lives on today.
Here’s a few of our favorite Wheldon photos from over the years. Thanks again for the memories, Dan.