Earnhardt-Ganassi running decal in memory of Wheldon

GR will pay tribute to former Target Racing member Dan Wheldon this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The #1 McDonald's and #42 Clorox Chevys will display a decal in memory of the two-time Indianapolis 500 Winner and 2005 IZOD IndyCar Series Champion. In a joint venture between NASCAR and its teams, the decal was created to pay tribute to Wheldon. The logo depicts Richard the Lionheart, a 12th century king of England – Wheldon's home country. He once wrote, "When I first started racing, a lot of the guys said that I raced with a lot of heart, occasionally not my head, but always with a lot of heart, like the way that Richard the Lionheart fought in battle." He wore a small mural of the 12th-century warrior king on his racing helmet. Wheldon drove for Target Chip Ganassi Racing in the IZOD IndyCar Series for three seasons (2006-2008) and won six races. EGR

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