Three years ago today, we lost a true Champion, Dan Wheldon.

Dan Wheldon had 16 career victories in the IZOD IndyCar Series. He entered the IndyCar arena in 2002, and won Rookie of the Year honors in 2003. Only two years later he took the checkered flag in the Indianapolis 500 and won the driver championship the same year.  In his inspiring eight-season career, tragically cut short, he posted 134 career starts, collected 26 Top-3 finishes, 93 Top-10 finishes, 5 Pole positions, and won the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

In the 100th anniversary running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,”  Wheldon earned his second  Indy 500 crown, becoming only the 18th driver in the 100-year history of the race to win it more than once.