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Dan Wheldon monument unveiled on St. Pete course

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 21, 2013 at 6:38 pm •  Published: March 21, 2013

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The city of St. Petersburg honored Dan Wheldon on Thursday with a monument to the late driver on the street circuit of his adopted hometown.

The monument at Turn 10 includes bricks from Indianapolis Motor Speedway, stones from his native England and the handprints of his wife and two sons. It's located near the sign marking "Dan Wheldon Way" that was dedicated last year.

The two-time Indianapolis 500 winner was killed in the 2011 season finale at Las Vegas.

All of the current IndyCar drivers were on hand for Thursday's unveiling, as was Wheldon's widow, Susie, and their sons.

She said the support the family has received from the St. Petersburg community since Wheldon's death has been tremendous.

Susie Wheldon will wave the green flag for Sunday's season-opening race.


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