17 Burst results for "Dan Wheldon"
"dan wheldon" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"He is and what the checkered flag waving the white side of the car when is the winner of the Dan Wheldon has won the race man that's might be my favorite finish to any Indy five hundred rob the two thousand eleven race I was there my first one ever that was your first ever in their five hundred is there that hope you doll made it was also because I know you're in the race now yeah your card carrying Indy five hundred god knows I mean the the the swing of a motion there from us is gonna be boring to it just because you can't see it but you here it's like a just in a line of people the who's the odds and then you're trying to figure out what happened and because you have the TV in your head you have the call so you're trying to figure out in real time is incredible it was a eight years ago today that we lost Dan Wheldon two time Indy five hundred champion you heard that dramatic finish there from the two thousand eleven race that would ultimately be the last race Dan Wheldon would win an Indy car later that year he went to Las Vegas he didn't really have a full time ride that year people forget he was kind of out of a gig and he got a one time sponsorship deal for the Indy five hundred any totally made the most of it and he won the race so he got a chance to get another race end of the year in Las Vegas and of course we can't remember what happened there awful awful accident that took the life of Dan Wheldon and that was eight years ago today I had the opportunity to hang out with Dan quite a bit back in the day because I used to work at WC PL and Dave smiley new Dan well done a little bit and this is before Dan was married the merit Dan was kind of cool settle down guy single there the man buckle up you out with me you out till three right exactly right he was the kind of guy that when he walked into the room he just owned it he have that type of personality and it was fun to be around and to this day those who are still in the indycar series that were around in two thousand eleven you talk about Dan Wheldon you talk about that incident it shakes them still and it it just sucks when guys that are not only heroes of the sport like he was but good deal it's like there's so few good dudes in the world when you lose a good do that the it just it it hurts guess who is celebrating a birthday today rob John Maher John Mayer is celebrating a birthday today and is it accurate to say we would put him on the mount Rushmore of dudes having success with the ladies he might not only be the mount on the mount Rushmore he may be the George Washington I mean you look at the laundry list of checks that have been romantically linked to John Mayer you're talking about Jessica Simpson you're talking about Katy Perry Taylor swift Miley Cyrus I mean Jennifer Aniston ever Anniston so what we've done here the hammer Nigel show is to pay tribute to John Mayer on his birthday we put together a loving musical tribute featuring some of the ladies he may or may not have taken to the sack.
"dan wheldon" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"Own areas of expertise where they probably had manifestations of this and it's, it's. I think what makes sport relentlessly engaging and how people get inside mentioned the pig's nose. Sneaker Sullivan's five and a half minute one four seven which he went him spend much time thinking, Jim. Going around doing which is just what makes it so, so remarkable, and obviously in itself, something like that, that, that's got to enjoy sneakers, one of those things that seems you're on for one seven that's the first thing that's going to knock you out of being in his own because you start thinking about it. So all this pick this could be this could be good. But somehow, you know, great talent just plow through and do something almost impossible. Yeah. I mean, and he say whatever our own area of expertise that is where we are most likely to be funding. F- everyone has these experiences available to it. And as I say, in things where we're not doing it very often. Like, maybe we s Nuku wherever we might have a major break running Sullivan's level, but we will have our whatever work we do, particularly or whatever a hobby that we do relentlessly. We're gonna have higher moments of these in the, the higher guest, higher gets more, intense it gets and the more. Wow. And if you're already performing at high level in something, and then you hit the zone that's, that's when absolute magic happened is a fascinating suffix. Everyone's pick up a copy of joy form an organization and in zone over drives, the Formula, one focused, one in Zion has also supposed by Claude Berlin valuable alive of the place so well worth west getting she, we just did send me some audio from, from the light, Dan, Wheldon two-time, Indianapolis five hundred women car champion Sally, no longer with us. But it's just an interesting, little example, drivers, I in words, what it's like to be in his eye news. See not done for broadcast is not broker. Top brokers, but you can hear what he's saying is fascinating to, to Haley has to say, yeah. I mean, I got extraordinarily lucky with the timing. I mean I spoke to him after he won his second Indy five hundred in two thousand eleven and of course, sadly, it was it was. Wasn't long before. Yeah. We lost its it. It was just to me. I mean Dan Wheldon was just I hadn't met before because I spent most looking for one and for whatever reason apart cross. And if he was just so brilliant within so willing to explain will happen to these amazing moments. And I think the example of this little clip is it shows how what can happen when you just let your natural game flow. Because in, in racing the real natural game is, is steering pressing the breaking exhilarated. That's what it's all about the. You know, at the very top level is, that's all just taken his radio doing that. Right. And then it's, it's their their new elements to what you're doing. An infinitely around the if you've got a absolutely nail every single bit of technical side of the car and just the way it was describing just summed up to mate being in the sun will Willis, plenty more available in the books. You spoken to basically everyone, as far as Consol in the world of, of Mike, despoil, and the whitewater is fascinating countless examples tool for hours about this. Thanks very much. Bye infield feel Tomlin inside absolute pleasure. Thanks very much for having me. L D, checkout also dot com for the latest from foam, one of the rest of the world of motorsport, plus subscriber everywhere for smooth Faye..
"dan wheldon" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"So fun about qualifying more than maybe race takes? It's too busy qualifying, you find old faces you haven't seen in a while. So yesterday, I was out on the grid, and who did I see? But sandy Andretti. Oh. Right where member from long ago, and then a Debbie rate halls always here, Debbie berry now but it's so good to see some of the faces from the past that we don't see. And that's the case for you homes drivers come back. They know it's great. And we're still lucky to have Bobby Unser around. He's still here. So qualified racing. Such a big family. Indianapolis brings everybody back together, the fun part. So a cut last week was a couple of weeks ago, I went to the Dan Wheldon memorial karting event in Newcastle. Because again, this is just days. I mean truly before everything really get started here at the speedway. And everybody comes all the drivers and all their families. Come out for this event. Support the and family foundation with Alzheimer's. It is truly. Awesome. And I was looking at really excited about, which is this little, Colton hurt my whole hands go around both of his arms. He's just. Long hair and incredibly talented something nineteen years old, George Steinbrenner, the or whatever he is twenty twenty two twenty three about that to do, but this is a team that's made up with Brian Barnhart that little owl is a part of a strategy Hamilton. This is a really cool team. And TV airless driver. And it kind of watched him, he's still looks like he doesn't belong in the fraternity just yet, you know, all the guy Scott Dixon. Everybody were all standing non and everybody. They're all hanging around together. And then they kind of stood behind an swings. Right, right. Ensure Steinbrenner, he's got on like cookie monster socks. You just still still the kids that are driving. Go karts. That are that are thirteen and fourteen dare yet. Great thing about that is the drivers. Are they just they're just big kids when it comes to racing? But the funny thing is there's still always competitive. Yeah. I mean we're talking about a little go cart race. Yeah. The see them all. Well, you did this. Doing strategy. Oh, car radio, Scott Dixon. Briggs in this like yellow thirteen year old so they're like, oh, yeah. There you go. Bring a little kid who weighs nothing. So he's going to beat everybody. Yeah. Winning so son Carter Connor drove with Carter, his brother that cool. I didn't know that couple of weapons to we had another driver great, but they have so much fun together for a great cause. But again, it allows them to get out, you know, no pressure to hang out. So here's George Steinbrenner story. Okay. So if you're Steinbrenner Harding, Steinbrenner racing right? And Steinbrenner owned the Yankees. So when I was at Purdue in the dark ages, we have when they still have a very successful go, kart race at grand prix, and we always brought in grand marshals. I was on the grand prix board in college. And so I had to go to the airport and pick up the grand marshal who happened to be George Steinbrenner. The owner the Yankees league is his grandpa, so story. Not only did I pick him up. My car had a flat tire. No, I had no money. I didn't know we had no self George Steinbrenner gets out his cash pays for avenue. Is that no hysterical? That's my time. Bowls. We're going to take a break news is next ninety three WIBC. We need a break. Knowledge truth brought to you. Proof. You think you can solve any problem by turning computer offense laptop? Just need to turn off and on. It's no problem. It's smoking reboot. Truth so easy to switch him. Save on car insurance at geiko.
"dan wheldon" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"It was rescued by fabulous finish and a quote in victory lane by the winner that will live forever. Indie means. At number one. In our countdown of the greatest finishes in Indianapolis five hundred history of topsy turvy battle to the bricks which saw four different drivers lead in the last eight laps. And none of them was the guy who dominated the race in two thousand six Dan Wheldon was looking to make history as the first driver to win the five hundred back to back, but with two different teams and Weldon didn't disappoint as he put his new target. Chip Ganassi racing ride out front for a race high one hundred forty eight laps weld. Embattled Penske racing teammate Sam Hornish junior and Elliot Castro Neves early, but Castro Neves was knocked out in a crash on lap. One eleven ended appeared Hornish his chances evaporated after the Ohio and got to stop and go penalty on lap one sixty three for a pit road. Violation. Weldon would be forced to pit off sequence late in the race due to a tyre puncture and battled back to finish fourth. That turned the lead over to Tony Kahn on who with ten laps to go was looking for his first Indianapolis five hundred win but TK needed fuel and got caught out when Felipe AGA phony hit the wall Lapa later Kanawha ducked in for fuel turning the lead over to his boss, Michael Andretti who hadn't led all day. But the second generation star wouldn't lead for long because with three laps to go. The third generation was on the way. Seven. Marco Andretti began pulling away with his father looking to stay in front of the rest of the field. But Sam Hornish, jR, had been bailed out by the late yellow. And he was on.
"dan wheldon" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"It is absolutely free in Suzy Weldon joins us now. Hello suzy. Hi. How are you? I'm fine. It's good to see to. Thank you for having me. I wanna ask you about the kids because the last time I saw them was at the last Dan Weldon memorial go karting race. And that was probably was two years ago. Fifteen which I'm like, how did that happen? It was I think twenty fifteen with our last event. That's when I saw the kid. Yeah. And they were still babies. My oldest is ten now. Oliver's eight so. Yeah, just crazy. How time? Flies. You know? I was doing the math. When I saw that pro-am was coming back. It's hard to believe the Dan's been gone for eight years now almost eight years it'll be eight years in October. He was one of the most personable drivers I've ever known and flashy and cute, I've explaining this because there may be some that are new to racing that don't know who Dan was an incredible driver fun to watch made a race exciting. If he was in it and IndyCar series champion and two-time Indy. Five hundred winner he loved the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and completely in love with his family and then tragically killed in a crash in Las Vegas speedway. Twenty eleven for anybody that that doesn't know who he was how do you describe him? Oh, man. I mean, there's so many things that that obviously I loved about him. He just had the biggest personality, and when you walked in a room or he walked into the room, he just kind of took over and he had just an amazing ability to connect with people. People. I think that was one of the reasons why he was so loved by the fans, and he just loved Indianapolis. And he really understood the tradition and history of this race and what it meant to win. And and you know, that was all part of. Just his success here. I feel and and it was a special place for him and to be able to win it twice and to able to share that with our children, both our children. Obviously the second time that he wanted in two thousand eleven which is something that was so special and we'll never forget. And you know, it's it's just amazing. Now, I feel so humbled by all the support and love still just the outpouring from all the the IndyCar community in the fans and just people that didn't even know him or even know about racing just just touched by by him and how much he's had an impact on people. And even now, it's just it's so amazing. I feel so loved, you know, the two of you are great love story short is is it was. But it was a great love story. And the great love story with his fans. You know, he never he never turned anybody away if they wanted to stop and talk to him for a minute. And so it neither is a more. There is a foundation Dan Wheldon foundation now that you have put together in a lot of this. Proceeds will. Benefit the foundation from this race today. It seems like if I remember correctly a lot of the proceeds from the foundation went to at one time, the Alzheimer's Association that was an organization I think that was close to his heart. Is that right? Yes. So sadly, his mother supassed away about two years after he did she was diagnosed with early onset, Alzheimer's, and that was something that was, you know, just a devastating blow tar family, and it was something that he was really advocating for and working closely with the Alzheimer's Association. So when he passed I started the foundation did this event to start a fund in her name name is sue, and we donate a lot of money to have the fun to savage to help families and also research and development, and then it kind of gave us an opportunity as the years kind of went on to raise money for other causes at reclose to us. One year we were able to raise the money for. Julia Wilson and her family, and obviously Shadley. Julia had similar story to mine. Her husband Justin passed away in an accident on track. So it's just been a really amazing journey to be able to have the foundation to put on these events and to be able to give bags I felt so much love and support. You know, certainly after Dan died and just for me to be able to give back in some small way has been so amazing. And and fulfilling for me. Well, we want everybody to come out and support this is absolutely free for you that want to attend and watch and you'll be thrilled. Because it not only the every driver comes out for this. Big names will be there. Tony kahn. Scott Dixon Conor Daly. I just saw Connor will be there and many more Simon pageant. Oh, and and Spencer pig it. And I know the list is long James cliff will be there, right? Jane? Simon won't be there this year. He's competed with us in the past. Okay. I'll be there this year. But we've got some just some. Yeah. Some all all the l the top guys that are going to be racing in the Indy. Five hundred this year. It's you know, it's amazing. They'll all be out there supporting supporting us, and it's going to be probably about fourteen teams. They make make up with three amateur drivers. Yes. We've got a lot of the Macy's sponsors onboard Firestone PNC Bank, big machine records Nova tack IndyCar, and I m s o obviously supporting they'll be Connor will be driving the cart that that. They're sponsoring and. Yeah, we're looking forward to a great day rebody can really get up close and personal with these drivers autograph session that will off after the race ends at four thirty. So you can come out and get your autograph from a ton of great drivers. And we have a Facebook page if you want to get more information. Yes, you can check us out at Dan Wheldon memorial pro-am karting race. So go on there for any other information. But just really looking forward to great day. And I hear the weather's gonna be good. It's gonna be her. Perfect. The fourth annual Dan Wheldon memorial pro-am karting race. It is back after a little bit of a sabbatical. But it's at Newcastle motor sports park. Just head east on seventy two the Newcastle exit head south just a bit and you'll find it. It's easy to find. You'll love every minute of this is one of my favorites. I'm so glad it's back. Green flag flies at one forty five afterwards again as his mentioned, lots of graphs. Well, while they're there, which is a busy time for them. So they can't stay all night. Suzzie? I'm so glad to see you. Thank you so much for having me. Thank you again, you doing okay. Yes. Doing great looking forward to all of this. And just again, the support has been amazing. I always feel at home when I come back to Indianapolis. So thank you. We'll see you out. There. Sounds good. Thanks before. We take a break. I just wanted to mention that. I have a twosome to the RCI crystal house open. This will be at top golf. I've got to some that. I'm going to give away for free. He is free. 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"dan wheldon" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"And crafts fair over one hundred boats, live entertainment food, of course, nine to five at the Hancock county four h fairgrounds and boy scout troop three oh five. What's to invite you to their annual fundraiser at Cox's play farm that helps the troop for the entire year. It's today. Saturday and Sunday they've got food as well. It's Cox's plant farm. This is in Clayton Indiana from eleven to five I don't know where Clayton is if it's close. Clayton indiana. I don't know where it is. So I'm going to try to find you as because you've invited us there. So I'll I'll do what I can do Sunday to know where it is. All right. I'm happy to tell you. So there there's forty. Plainfield right. You're heading out west Carter's Berg is keep going keep going. Dan, villas ahead, south do south due south of danville on thirty nine and you'll get to a beautiful. I'm sure finest finest people in the world, I stopped by Davis floral gave him some flowers. Popularly hang out at Lambert park is one of the things you do and the Clayton cafe the world famous Clayton. Cafe is is there. It's close to Cox's plant farm, which will be where where they're where they're going eleven to five tomorrow. And then Sunday, I hope you'll come out for this. Because we're they're bringing back Susie Weldon has brought back the fourth annual Dan Wheldon memorial karting race. This is new castle motorsports park. It's one of the coolest eventual ever go to I promise you all the drivers go, Scott Dixon. Tony finan Joseph new garden. Everybody goes and gates open at nine practice starts at eleven a qualifying at twelve thirty. And I think the race starts at one thirty. So.
"dan wheldon" Discussed on Raceline Radio
"I'm thinking because now he's off the ventilator, he's talking. They haven't talked about that anymore. Does that give us pause to think that maybe there isn't any kind of we're not doctors, believe me. We're not that there's. The way that we're not talking about the possibility of some permanent damage. I, I am confident me to the people. I have talked to Eric that it's gonna take a long time. I believe that Robert Wickens will make a fallen complete recovery from this accident. Of course, he's not going anywhere as ours is. Certainly, you know, and you don't want to speculate like Redick can't, you know no motor motor racers for some inexplicable reason. And it might just be the fact that they are still focused so determined but seem heal faster than the rest of he's in such great shape though. I mean, physically, the guy's an amazingly, an amazing physical specimen that has a lot to do with the fact that a he survived this and be that he's going to recover pretty quick. At least I think. So, you know, we hope so. I do tend however caution that I think it will be some time. Because this was just a horrendous thing that happened. He was beaten up unlike any meeting up. He's ever had in his life and you know, thank goodness. It wasn't worse than it is absolutely at as you Satan's breathing on his own. He's talking with his family and that's always good news. The other big question out of this is catch fencing, did exactly what it was supposed to do polls, offense and cables running through to keep the car from leaving the race track and getting out into the trees. Is this the best we can do right now to contain cars that get up in the air? Is there any other viable system people have talked about plexiglass raising the safer barrier up higher where there's no fan of sight line interference? Is this the best we can do right now technologically in keeping cars leaving the racetrack and your mind? Norris while I really, I really think that this is just about all we can do. Yeah. Yeah, the thing is, this is all being shipped who Eric, when Dan Wheldon die of an eleven, we all went through the same competence. I did. We did income. We will vote this catch fencing, and you know what? Absolutely nothing has happened and I'll tell you why. It's like everything else. It costs money at who is going to pick up the tab. You know, thank goodness, Tony, George, financed in the beginning, the research at the university of Nebraska they came up with with the safer barrier are toward the end to give them some credit for climbing aboard, but it really was Tony towards the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The did this. I'm not in any way suggesting that you know raising the height wouldn't wouldn't maybe help. I, you know, if you really want to take it to the to the to the extent we should have a debate and and I know that people are going to say. Oh, what are you talking about? I think we should have a debate Eric about whether or not these cars are now going so fast that they are safe to race on oval race. Try that debate rages on and whether or not anybody actually wins that debate. I, I don't know though, I mean, can we possibly fathom in our minds that these cars stop racing on all ovals? Well, I'm sure that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will always be on the car schedule of whether they have to go to other ovals and kind of questionable now very quick free, Eric, 'cause they're no run another time. I think that Dan Wheldon accident and this accident were very similar in that they took place away from spectator areas. Eric, if a car an IndyCar ever went into the crowd and killed significant number of peop-, I don't want to think about what you in IndyCar could never mind going on road courses. Or three courses. So I really do think that the debate should be held and then lay the cards on the table and and go with the way it's it's, it's should work..
"dan wheldon" Discussed on Izzy and Spain
"They had the horrific crash a couple years ago in Las Vegas that killed Dan Wheldon. They were lucky in. Vegas to get away with just one death that day. Justin, Wilson was killed just a couple years ago at Pocono, freak accidents and debris hit him in the helmet. When you have these warning signs, when you have these moments, you need to do something an IndyCar needs to stop these cars from taking flight. When they get into the catch fence, it is like a cheese, grater, terrible things happen. And I hope and pray and whatever it is that you do. I hope that Robert Wickens can recover from this. But I also hope that the people in IndyCar pay attention. We can't have blind spots like this in sports is not the only one min, certainly. Oh, the IndyCar example is a, you know, an important once, but it's clearly important to you and and it's important all of us, but it's up to that. You're passionate about having lived that world for quite some time and live athletes shouldn't be. It doesn't have to be, oh, well, that's the risk we take. All right. Shouldn't have to be something like something you hide because we expect you to be super human for him in. Sure. I think that so yes, I think there other blind spots that come to mind around sports. You know, I think we've seen the lack of protection at baseball stadiums for foul balls Zine the lack of protection in some arenas for hockey netting pucks that fly in these are the finest athletes in the world that are playing these sports. Nothing happens casually or nothing happens at a snail's pace. Things happen that even the most. Attuned are astute fan. It is going to be a like, they're going to be times with you. Just can't react fast enough because you just can't. Nobody could. No, but I feel like you know, we're having these conversations about the NFL and they're, they're, they're changing these rules in the interests of player safety and protecting them from themselves, and we're complaining about it because it's impacting the way that we watch a game, but those are real human beings out there. Those are you'll humans who someday are not going to be playing that game anymore, and they're not going to be performing for us on a weekly basis and they have to get on with their lives. No, yes. They are rewarded handsomely with their paychecks right now a game. However you met somebody who's played in the NFL for a long period of time or guy who drove race cars. They don't walk like you and I walk a suffer injuries and long-term sort of health. So it's like if we can eliminate some of these blind spots and keep our sports safer, then maybe we should just shut up and not worry about flags being thrown overhead. So you're right. So I think that. I hear you one hundred percent agree that like maybe we need to stop being so worried about the flags and be more worried about the players involved. By hope is that there is an area in between those two things. Right? Like my hope is that somewhere in between being disappointed with the flags and being incredibly sensitive and prioritizing players, health safety is where we are on that spectrum. Is that okay? These players are humans. They are not machines yet. This rule has some fine tuning. I guess it's where I'm at, like I don't. I don't. I don't know that I can overcomplicate it much more than that or or like. Be a little bit more nuanced on it yet just because it's. I don't want to be insensitive. I don't buy it and it is a very hard conversation to have as long as we're talking about athletes being human and not superhuman. Did you see what Jackie MacMullan did this week with me? Love you. Haven't seen it. It's it's part one with Kevin. Law is on.
"dan wheldon" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Radio network Contact Robert quicken expense Hundred Ray was just underneath James. Heads clip involved we have a major mess, here accident turnover two at, the Pocono raceway And that car got flipped over it hit defense kept flipping in mid air and landed it was, it was it was a glee? One of the uglier once I've ever seen it got caught up in that. Catch fence is that what they call it, the gaff in case debris Man. And we didn't know anything because I got that text from you it just happened, and I flipped it, on it was, on MSNBC or NBC sports yesterday and it took it took them forever. To give us, an update on wiccans condition which was. Making a, lot of people nervous it had that eerie reminder of the Dan Wheldon accident does his car went airborne hit that catch, fence hit a pole and Dan? Wheldon loft lost his life Luckily we have. Good news, Robert Wickens is going to be. Okay he broke both ankles broken arm he suffered a pulmonary contusion and possible vertebrae fracture it's going to have. More tests possibly surgery, today but he is alert he is awake and he is going to live through this awful accident that bear looks a quick check of traffic all right now we're taking a look at. What's coming into downtown right now in New York coming down for the colts game so far no major problems to look at really its moment a little bit of traffic on inbound sixty five from twenty one St. down to Meridian. Street then outside of that I don't see anything that's gonna make. You mad at you had the Lucas oil. Stadium tonight for the eight o'clock kick eastbound, four sixty five stop and go keystone avenue over to alisonville and then we have, a crash MLK just south of twenty seven. Another one grandview drive at west lane and then a..
"dan wheldon" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"On the radio. Network Contact Robert Wickens that spans Ryan hunter Ray what is just underneath a James Hinchcliffe. Involved we have a major mess here exiting turn over two at the Pocono, raceway and that car got flipped. Over it hit, defense kept flipping in mid air and. Landed it was it was it was a glee one of the uglier ones I've ever seen it got caught up in that catch. Fence is that what they call? It the gaff in case debris Man we. Didn't know anything because I got that, text from you it just happened and I flipped it on on MSNBC or NBC. Sports yesterday and it took it took them forever to give us an update, on wiccans condition which was making. A lot of, people it had that eerie reminder of. The Dan Wheldon accident because his car went airborne hit that catch fence hit a pole and Dan Wheldon loft lost his life luckily. We have good news Robert Wickens? Is going to be okay He broke both ankles he broken arm he suffered a pulmonary contusion and possible vertebrae fracture is going to have more tests possibly surgery today. But he is alert he is awake and he is going to, live through this awful accident that Bob Lamey news man yeah that. Came completely out of the, field wow. Bob Lamey retiring from the voice of the colts we'll talk. A little bit about that coming up here in just a minute and we'll, have some great audio Bob Lamey so if you're colts fan and you remember some, of the great calls from Bob Lamey. And some of the times where he was less than pleased we've got that audio, coming up for you, in just a, moment Matt bear for those who are. Coming, downtown to the game. Tonight it's going to be crowded downtown Could have some thunderstorms a little bit later on how are the roads looking right now so far we're just having. Rush rush hour commute here so we're looking pretty good here at the moment as a matter of, fact it's kinda calm for. This time of day now I am going to tell you if you're. Trying to get from west Drayton peel off on the eastbound seventy. Right now that's going, to be harsh. Fact you may stop on eastbound seventy right now the medicine avenue ramp might be the better one, to use you if. You're trying to get to eastbound seventy just so you know inbound sixty five also tight from twenty. First, street art into Meridian street Penn and. Then. On the northeast side eastbound four sixty five very. Slow keystone avenue over to alisonville road we have a wreck this Madison Avenue, just south of more street prospect street traffic..
"dan wheldon" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"You know danika battery and come in bertrand baguette had lead in common we could keep up without mike king turned and said who won who won and paul page pointed said weldon weldon weldon weldon just like that and the the reason that he knew that worst because his son brian collins page worse but you didn't know about the middle anyway he was at the engineer for weldon and so paul it had more than an eye on that car all day and and how he was on top of that because if you go back and check weldon was fifth with two laps to go and then third with one apt to go frank hiti and dixon we figured our remember there was all our pitch top shuffle one time i think they were tense and eleventh and i remember paul page pointing to the monitor and we both agreed that's first and second right there there's there's your one to finish and everybody else's well we'll have to come in and what happened with energy i have no idea but frank he had to make to make us stop and was not a happy camper and then dixon slow down to save fuel which allowed welcome to go from from third to second then i and so that's just one of the bore unbelievable finishes of all we usually talk about secondplace finisher jr hildebrand when discussing twenty eleven because he was such an incredibly good sport in the face of what must have been crushing disappointment but we would be remiss if we didn't talk about the incredibly talented and greatly missed twenty eleven indianapolis five hundred winner dan wheldon what a loss for so many reasons and and from the south fish point of view he was so good for the event there has never been another driver idle thank that routinely made the point the indianapolis five hundred the greatest race in the world and that's just when we heard him in all you are used to say if if dan wheldon was on the pr pr staff and you paid him two million dollars a year salary you get your money's with because he's promoting have so much and the credibility because of the fact that he was such a successful driver so just from that point of view it was a huge loss number if you took a poll after the first seventy indianapolis five hundred's.
"dan wheldon" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Joshua holt held in jail in venezuela for two years has returned to the us so grateful for what you guys have done for thinking about me and carrying about me just a normal person so it really touches me and i think you holds wife also was imprisoned both meeting with president trump at the white house just a few hours ago hopes have been raised again about a potential summit between president trump and north korean leader kim jong hoon after kim held another meeting with south korea's leader at summit basically was cancelled by the white house on thursday then revived on friday saturday's meeting the clearest signal yet that a possible june twelve singapore session could be back on fox's greg palkot a man is dead after a large window panel fell on a construction site in new york city fox news we report you decide this is he rolls of the five hundred the top ten finishes on ninety three wibc i'm staying later this year is the one hundred indianapolis five hundred and the race has a lot to live up to considering what we saw the last time the number one hundred appeared in the five hundred logo number four of course if you listen to heroes of the five hundred you know we spend a lot of time talking about the twenty eleven indianapolis five hundred and the unbelievable finish that fans are still talking about five years later it looked like a rookie was about to grab a storybook and improbable victory until something even more improbable happened here he comes the national guard machine hildebrand down along the way he is sputtering slowly his he gets the wall really have enough to cross here comes here comes j or hit a brand he will cross in front of the flag stand with the checkered flag waving the right side of the kurdish toy he finishes the race what the damage racecar who will win who is the winner elda dan wheldon has won the race speedway historian donald davidson has the story behind that famous radio call but mike king was doing play by play and did a great job and paul page was in there sort of making observations so when that happened and we're looking at just belief that hildebrand is into the wall but he's still going.
"dan wheldon" Discussed on 1070 The Fan
"Took it back down the straightaway a huge leap for the seven eleven scoots down the straightaway is now so we've got dan wheldon on delay danika patrick is making her final stop kevin ohlson no problems no changes so tony cannot out in front but he would he could they be made that pass because dan was getting out of getting ready to come into the pits i think the reason he came into the pits actually that passes incredible batch pappas right milk dan wold went on the outside way up with marble models and it's you almost at the wall came back down here dan wheldon his and his final stop they had a puncture in the rear left so that's why you came in earlier than planned no changes eight seconds for the pitstop as you mentioned he was up there in the marbles that's the reason apparently a puncture on rear tire i tell you what why look if i seen him i thought he was going to hit the wall he was way out of the reviews three convicts out of the group out there right now this the racers so many pieces of rubber tire debris the tired when you run over that you cannot get three dr tires he had no choice with the pit with question now is when will tony kahn command when he does he's gotta make one more stop as does marco andretti asked the story of frankie does micro andretti but right now it is andretti green racing running one group four tk as the leader andretti marco run second dario franchitti runs third and andretti michael runs fourth unbelievable what andretti green racing is doing here in the late stages boko andretti finds himself meeting fuel but in a reversal title of andretti luck the rookie gets a break marco andretti on pit lane so marco andretti who is shown in third place a nineteen year old rookie from nazareth pennsylvania the new york stock exchange gar he is in his pit song yellow flag okay we've got a yellow flag apparently who who do we have down in marco andretti spits off let's go downstairs at nicole manzke lord tires deal with that yellow is going to hurt.
"dan wheldon" Discussed on 1070 The Fan
"On a wave around so i think he probably should hope something grover and all of a sudden you saw jeff simmons car hit the outside retaining wall in four it drifted to a slow stop he is right in the middle of the turn there are two safety vehicles there now a tow truck is there and they have now brought all the cars through the pit lane so they exited turn three they're now going through the pit lane dan wheldon is now right behind the pace car seat passes me david it looks like he actually made contact twice got up into the wall in the shoe on the north end then made contact once again so he hit the wall in turn three looks like he was running a pilot like in the gray area maybe just got some stuff on his tires actually hadn't turned three slid all the way down the short shoot that hit again intern for alex or junior is out of his car is okay has been released from the infield care center kevin also we need to find out from from little al jeff simmons left the pits with what looked to be the fuel nozzle that had been ripped off the hose on his car did al hit that that thing come off of simmons car and make contact with his car.
"dan wheldon" Discussed on 1070 The Fan
"Spawned at one hundred eighty degrees came up bj chessen was a sitting duck so we are under yellow with two laps complete at the ninetieth indianapolis five hundred teammates exiting the race to the same accident had happened before but not with the two teammates being the only drivers involved donald davidson gives a little historical perspective on the buckingham chess and the one that i can think of where there were two cars taken out but it was a multi car accident was at the start of the nineteen sixty six race tim robbins and raleigh hosted had partnered there unlike the worst billy foster and kale yarborough and neither one of the may determine one in nineteen ninety two rick mears slash start actually ended with an accident with jim crawford and emerson fittipaldi and rick mears were both taken up same accident after the two cars were cleared from attract a long period of green flag racing was dominated by defending race winner dan wheldon we pick up the action on lap sixty seven has just picked up third places he gets around sam hornish jr mark jay z three at the midway point of the trade away looking for that brain and white seven eleven the sheen to come into view traffic for these guys secondly the fifty one car of any came running about tony tony economics the exit of the short shootings down below the white line you know the last time the last time through guys we saw four wide on the straightaway we've got a we've got a crash here it's thomas scheckter he is spinning any hits the entrance to the bits thomas scheckter in that vision machine so thomas scheckter has made hard contact with the ontinue waiter did protects the drivers when they make contact with the pit wall this is the pit wall that separates pit lane from the outside wall of the racetrack thomas scheckter and chris scenario you were watching it when it happened it looked like he just simply wall surrender that car through number four yeah he lost the rear end he slammed he slammed the outside wall and then we're right across the track and it's really fortunate that nobody hit him he had just passed marco andretti and then as he slid across the track it got a little bit dicey but nobody came in contact with him then he hit that attenuated you could see that he may either hit the.
"dan wheldon" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"But you know that these players are thinking about it throughout the rest of the game i don't know how you could continue with something like that and to me you gotta feel like you know wouldn't you want what you need to stop the the game so i know one event that i remember because i was watching it i remember sitting in my family room watching in two thousand eleven it was an indycar race at the las vegas motor speedway and it was a little bit of a gimmicky event basically it there were money it was money prizes depending on where you were seated in the field so as a thirty four car field and dan wheldon who was a two time indycar winner was the last car he was thirty four he was the thirty fourth car if he could win the race he went five million dollars he he basically one money for every spot that he could gain but this track was known for being way too fast for indy cars and there were stretches of it that we're wide enough that you could have three indy cars three wide at two hundred thousand miles per hour indy cars aren't like nascar you know nascar's are made to bump cars the slightest bump can cause a huge cross which is exactly what happened basically a few minutes into the race there was a fifteen car crash and dan wheldon was killed he hit defense and he died and they did stop the event they stopped the race i know willpower is another indycar racer he broke his back in the event and what they did is they weren't sure if they were going to call the race they were cleaning up the crash and they brought the other drivers in to give them the news and then just cancelled the event it's got be one of the the very few times that they do cancel an event when something tragic like that happens and i'll never forget talking to jamie mclennan about that chris pronger shot that basically he collapsed on the ice mcclinton that was the single worst moment of his life.
"dan wheldon" Discussed on The Final Lap
"Well dan's teammate tony could on was champion in 04 welcomes number twenty six jim beam honda unloaded for the seasonopening toyota in the three hundred at home said miami speedway and weaken didn't get off to a great start as well qualified 11th weldon had a ton of great race cars and drivers in front of including dario frankie leo castro neves sam hornish jr and he even had danneker patrick who was making her first start in the in the racing league head of a ninth he may not have been very quick qualifying but once the race began wildman worked his way through the field very quickly by lap thirteen bolden had moved to fifth when frank he di suffered a blow motor to bring out the first caution of the day now during the cautioned bryan herta and weldon stayed on the track while the majority of the field made their first pit stops of the day this but weldon in second place on the restart the green flag came back out on lap twenty and we'll knifed around her for the lead coming off of turn for welding would be the dominant driver for the remainder of the race and all weldon led one hundred fifty eight of the two hundred laps and after an eightcar melee on lap one 59 weldon just had to focus on holding off sam hornish jr walden would indeed hold off hornish for his fourth career victory it was a stirring performance in it set the tone for the two thousand five season for welton the next race the xm satellite radio two hundred at phoenix weldon led a race high of 72 laps and settled in for a sixthplace finish then came the first ever road course event in indycar series history the honda grand prix of saint petersburg this recourse is a very technical fourteen turn one point eight mile track it was a odds change of pace as the series at ran one hundred five oval races and complete of nearly eighty six thousand left turns before going to attract that had a mix of left and right turns the driver the number twenty six much like homestead qualified not so great as he started ninth on the grid power weld methodically climb through the leaderboard throughout the first half of the one hundred lap contest with a caution coming out a lap.