It was a devastating day at Las Vegas Motor Speedway today as Dan Wheldon died in 15-car pile up accident at the IZOD IndyCar World Championships race today.  The thirty-three year old IndyCar Racer was a 22-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, including this year’s Indy 500 race. 

Las Vegas Mortor Speedway’s President, Chris Powell, released a statement regarding the death of Weldon: “All of us here at Las Vegas Motor Speedway  are deeply saddened by the death of Dan Wheldon. He was a tremendous race car driver and a great representative for IndyCar racing. Our prayers are with Dan’s family as well as the officials and sponsors of IndyCar.”  The race came to end and in Wheldon’s honor, drivers took part in a 5 lap salute around the track. 

Country Artists were also saddened by this news and began to take to social media shortly after the crash.

Reba: My heart and prayers go out to Dan Wheldon’s family and everyone in the racing community. My heart hurts.

Justin Moore: My thoughts and prayers go out to dan wheldon’s family and friends. Met him a couple times. Great guy.

Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts: My thoughts & prayers go out to @danwheldon & all of his family & friends. What a tragic loss for them & everyone in the Indy racing world!

Chuck Wicks: Thoughts and Prayers out to @danwheldon. Very sad day for the Indy family.

Sunny Sweeney: Please keep Dan Wheldon’s family and friends in your prayers tonight…He will be missed greatly in the racing community.

Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts: Thoughts and prayers go out to Dan wheldon’s family… Very sad day…

Brett Eldredge: I am very torn by the loss of Indy Car driver Dan Wheldon… Such a talented dude, who went out doing what he loved.. Way too soon #fb

LeAnn Rimes: My heart goes out to Dan Wheldon’s Family. Such a tragedy. May he R.I.P.

Julianne Hough: My heart goes out to Dan Wheldon’s family, friends and co workers. He was an amazing man that was loved by so many! May he Rest In Peace

Thoughts, Prayers & Condolences go out to Wheldon’s family and friends during this difficult time.

 

One reply on “Country Artists React To The Death Of IndyCar Driver Dan Wheldon”

  1. God had taken this wonderful person in the Heavens. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Weldon at the Brickyard 400 a few months ago in Indy. We were waiting for the drivers to sign autographs and unlike alot of them who walk by you acting very stuckup, Dan was the total opposite. He was in a hurry but still stopped to sign and pose for pictures. I ran into him a few times throughout the track in the day and I’m just a fan in the crowd but how funny he remembered my face and actually spoke to me each time like a friend. Today is a very sad day for our family…. Prayers to all involved.

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