News & Multimedia

Susie Wheldon Receive's 2011 Indianapolis 500 Winner's Ring

Susie Wheldon was presented with the Champion of Champions ring Thursday, May 24 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that her late husband, Dan, earned for his unforgettable victory last May in the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Belskus and Ken Keltner of Herff Jones presented the ring to Susie Wheldon. The Champion of Champions Ring by Herff Jones features 1 carat of diamonds and 14-karat gold.

“I just want to take a moment to thank everybody for the outpouring of love and support over the past several months for me and my family,” Susie Wheldon said. “Everyone from Indianapolis, around the country and the world, my racing family and Dan’s fans. It has been so comforting to have the support of so many during such a difficult time.

“I am honored to be here to be here to accept this Champion of Champions ring on behalf of my husband. Dan loved the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and what it meant to win here, and I am proud to be here to represent him as a two-time winner. I’m proud to be here with my children, Sebastian and Oliver, to celebrate their father’s life and legacy and him as a great champion and ambassador of the Indianapolis 500. Thank you again for all of your love and support.”

A charismatic fan favorite, Dan Wheldon earned his second “500” last year in dramatic fashion, taking the lead for the first on the final straightaway of the race. He also won the race in 2005.
 

Show More Show Less
Now Viewing
Susie Wheldon Receive's 2011 Indianapolis 500 Winner's Ring
 
Susie Wheldon Receive's 2011 Indianapolis 500 Winner's Ring
Susie Wheldon was presented with the Champion of Champions ring Thursday, May 24 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that her late husband, Dan, earned for his unforgettable victory last May in the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500.
Read More
Related Media
JR Hildebrand
 
Hildebrand Doesn't Need Redemption, But He'd Take It
Go ahead, ask him about it. He’s never hid from what happened in 2011, when a memorable rookie ride came within one turn of an Indianapolis 500 triumph. But, alas, his Panther Racing machine crashed in Turn 4, and Dan Wheldon sped ahead to victory in one of the most stunning conclusions in race history.
Read More
Helio Castroneves
 
Penske, Castroneves Win TAG Heuer Pit Stop Challenge
Team Penske and Helio Castroneves won Friday’s TAG Heuer Pit Stop Challenge, topping Charlie Kimball and Chip Ganassi Racing in a battle of the event’s traditional powers.
Read More
Jack Harvey
 
Harvey Wins 2015 Freedom 100
The second-year Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires driver won the Freedom 100 Presented by Allied Building Products under caution, but that didn’t detract from the accomplishment.
Read More
Justin Wilson
 
Wilson to Drive Rolling Stones Themed Car for Indianapolis 500
On Sunday, May 24, when the green flag waves at the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, there will be another reason to say “Start Me Up!” This year’s Andretti Autosport No. 25 car will bring together two of the world’s best known names, The Rolling Stones and Andretti, as the car will be wrapped in a full front-to-back Rolling Stones ZIP CODE tour theme. On the same day that The Rolling Stones’ 15-city North American tour kicks off in San Diego, over 300,000 race fans at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and millions following the action on TV worldwide, will be captivated by the No. 25 entry driven by internationally accomplished British driver Justin Wilson.
Read More
Marco Andretti
 
Marco: 'I Want To Get It Done in the Worst Way'
Marco is 28 and, much like his family dinner companions, has had so many close calls at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He was second in his Indy 500 debut in 2006, losing the lead to Sam Hornish Jr. about 450 feet from the finish line. The youngest Andretti has been third three times, in 2008, 2010 and again last year, as well as fourth in 2013.
Read More
Items 1 - 5 of 975
Reserve one of our hospitality suites for your next event!
To start planning your event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway please fill out our Information Request Form or contact Laura Wyamn at (317) 492-8557 or email at lwyman@brickyard.com.
Latest Tweets
RT @SpeedwayPD: Legends Day @IMS. Georgetown Rd no longer intersects with 16th/Crawfordsville. Plan ahead if your coming to the events/conc…
about 22 minutes ago