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Dan Wheldon book to go on sale at Indy

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Saturday 30th April, 2016 - 7:21am

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A new book paying tribute to the late Dan Wheldon will be launched at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 14.

A new book celebrating the life of the late Dan Wheldon is set to be launched

A new book celebrating the life of the late Dan Wheldon is set to be launched

The book – Lionheart – Remembering Dan Wheldon will be available at the historic 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 29.

It will then go on sale internationally through Amazon following the blue riband Indy 500.

Wheldon’s life was tragically cut short when he was killed in a horrific crash during an IndyCar race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in October 2011, the same year he won his second Indy 500.

The Briton was a charismatic figure, popular among his peers and who had a fabulous affinity with the track called ‘The Brickyard’.

Penned by motorsport journalists Andy Hallbery and Jeff Olson, the book embraces personal, poignant, emotional and humorous memories from the people who knew knew Wheldon intimately.

Life-long friend and rival Dario Franchitti said of Wheldon’s love affair with Indianapolis: “Dan was 10 feet tall every time he walked through those gates; he loved that place.”

Initially the book will be available at any of the Legends stores at IMS for $74.99 US ($98 AUD).

The 216-page account will see proceeds from sales benefitting charities close to the Wheldon family.

 

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