Dan Wheldon’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jun 22, 1978

Death Date

October 16, 2011

Age of Death

33 years

Cause of Death

Blunt Trauma


Race Car Driver

The race car driver Dan Wheldon died at the age of 33. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

British race car driver who was the 2005 Indy Racing League Indycar series champion. He tragically died during an accident at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

He had two children with his wife Susie Behm.



“The last thing I want my child to see is Dad running around in the middle of the pack. That would really upset me. And that would upset him. I would be embarrassed to take him to school with kids saying, ‘Hey, how’d your dad do this weekend?’ ‘Well, he finished fifth or sixth’.” (Dan Wheldon)


“But I have to say I’m incredibly proud of the Panther Racing National Guard Team, and in my IndyCar career there’s not many races where I’ve honestly left the track feeling that we’ve executed everything perfectly. And I have to say, I thought they did an absolute phenomenal job. The pit stops were just first class.” (Dan Wheldon)


“I haven’t seen it this busy since I’ve been an IndyCar driver. So I think that’s a great kind of thing that’s happening for the IndyCar Series, in general, right now. But it’s an event that I’m very proud to be part of. I love it. I can’t wait to come back next year.” (Dan Wheldon)


“But I think primarily, it’s the fans that make this race.” (Dan Wheldon)


“I think I’ve explained earlier on in the year that I kind of underestimated how important experience was in this series, especially when you’re up against such good quality drivers.” (Dan Wheldon)