Monday, October 24, 2011
“Sunday, we lost one of the great IndyCar drivers and current Indy 500 champion Dan Wheldon in a fiery crash at Las Vegas speedway in the final IndyCar Series race of the season.
Dan was a professional, a real character...fun, and always a pleasure to be around. But I really loved watching Dan race. He was sharp, aggressive and fearless, nerves of steel and a lead foot that never lifted, always determined, with a tremendous desire to win. Twice, his face will forever be engraved on the Borg Warner Trophy – as a two-time winner of the Indy 500.
Dan wore Kaenon when he won his first Indy 500 title in that magical year of 2005, where he also won the Series Championship. He did a lot for our brand and he was someone I really enjoyed, who always charmed when he came through our offices, just as he did at the track. Yes, he was a champion, but he brought something that unfortunately is all too void in the world of big time sports these days – he brought personality. He did what he wanted and he said what he felt, he spoke from the heart. In this world of the “scripted line,” Dan was a breath of fresh air.
Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to his wife Susie, their two sons and his family and friends who will all miss him greatly.”
-Steve Rosenberg, President and CEO, Kaenon Polarized
Friday, October 21, 2011
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