Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Earnhardt Ganassi to Display Decal in Honor of Dan Wheldon

Earnhardt Ganassi Racing will pay tribute to former Target Racing member Dan Wheldon this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The No.1 McDonald’s and No.42 Clorox Chevrolets will display a decal in memory of the two-time Indianapolis 500 Winner and 2005 IZOD IndyCar Series Champion. In a joint venture between NASCAR and its teams, the decal was created to pay tribute to Wheldon. The logo depicts Richard the Lionheart, a 12th century king of England – Wheldon’s home country. He once wrote, "When I first started racing, a lot of the guys said that I raced with a lot of heart, occasionally not my head, but always with a lot of heart, like the way that Richard the Lionheart fought in battle." He wore a small mural of the 12th-century warrior king on his racing helmet. Wheldon drove for Target Chip Ganassi Racing in the IZOD IndyCar Series for three seasons (2006-2008) and won six races.


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