NASCAR Honors Dan Wheldon Memory With Team Decal

NASCAR provides decal in honor of Dan Wheldon. NASCAR plans to provide its teams with decals honoring the memory of Dan Wheldon at this weekend’s NASCAR races at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

Wheldon, a 33-year-old Englishman who this year won the Indianapolis 500 for the second time, was killed Sunday in a 15-car crash at the Izod IndyCar Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

NASCAR said its car and truck teams would place decals on the so-called B post of their vehicles next to the side windows. The decal design includes a Lionheart Knight image that was a fixture on the back of Wheldon’s racing helmets, NASCAR said.

In addition, a version of the decal will be provided to NASCAR drivers to place on their helmets this weekend if they desired.

Wheldon famously adorned each of his helmets with the image.

NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series is racing Saturday and its Sprint Cup Series on Sunday. A moment of silence in Wheldon’s memory also will be held prior to the invocations before both races this weekend according to NASCAR.

IndyCar plans a public memorial for Wheldon on Sunday in downtown Indianapolis.