Tony Kanaan won the Indianapolis 500 in his 12th attempt to become the third Brazilian champion at IndyCar’s marquee event.
Jimmie Johnson, Nascar’s five-time defending champion, said he was “torn up” by Dan Wheldon’s death and that IndyCar should race only on street circuits and road courses rather than on high-speed oval tracks.
When Michael Andretti started taping the “Celebrity Apprentice” season last October, he did so on 24 hours’ notice.
Dan Wheldon earned $2.57 million for his second victory at IndyCar’s Indianapolis 500.
Dario Franchitti drove to his second victory in four seasons at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, making Chip Ganassi the first car owner to win the Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500 in the same year.
Italian rider Marco Simoncelli died after suffering serious head, neck and chest injuries in a crash at yesterday’s Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix. He was 24.
"As soon as I knew it was not serious, there was a little smile on my face."
- Dan Wheldon on May 29, 2011