Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials said fans entering the track will receive white cardboard sunglasses, which was a favorite item of Wheldon’s. Fans are asked to wear them on the parade lap, Lap 26 and Lap 98, which were the numbers of his winning cars.
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Drivers will honor the late IndyCar driver with stickers featuring Wheldon, which will be affixed to each race car.
"Dan embodied the spirit of the Indianapolis 500 and Indianapolis Motor Speedway like few who have ever raced here," said Jeff Belskus, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation president and chief executive officer. "He loved this race and this special place so much, and his fans and everyone associated with 'The Greatest Spectacle in Racing' returned that affection with equal passion. We're honored to pay tribute to Dan - an incredible father, husband, friend and driver - through these activities this year. But rest assured, he will be remembered forever at IMS."
Officials said the late racer’s wife, Susie Wheldon, and his sister, Holly Wheldon, will be present at the event. Susie will receive her husband’s Champion of Champions ring for his 2011 Indy 500 victory.
The ticket to “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” displays Wheldon celebrating his victory in 2011. The picture shows Wheldon pouring milk over his head in Victory Lane at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with his car crossing the Yard of Bricks.
Wheldon died from injuries sustained in a 15-car accident during the Izod IndyCar Series World Championships at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in October 2011.
An autopsy concluded the 33-year-old died of blunt force trauma to the head.