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Oct 25

Garth, Reba & More Help Celebrate the Life of Dan Wheldon

Shelby Blackstock, Reba McEntire, Scott Borchetta & Dan Wheldon. Photo courtesy of

IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon’s life was honored last weekend with a private funeral on Saturday in St. Petersburg, Florida and a public memorial on Sunday at Indianapolis’ Conesco Fieldhouse, in the city where Dan won his 2011 Indy 500 championship. Dan was killed in an accident during the IndyCar race at Las Vegas on October 16.

Several country music stars were on hand at Sunday’s memorial to help honor Dan’s memory. Garth Brooks performed “The Dance” and Reba preformed “If I Had Only Known.” The Band Perry performed a medley of “Go Rest High On That Mountain” and “Amazing Grace.”

Dan’s family was in attendance. CNN reports they issued a message through Dan’s manager, Adrian Sussman. “They’d like you to know how much they appreciate the amazing outpouring of sympathy, flowers, gifts and notes of condolences,” Sussman said. “It’s been a great comfort for them to know that there are so many others that share in their grief.”

Wynonna Judd, whose sister Ashley is married to IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti, sang at Dan’s funeral on Saturday. GAC extends condolences to the family, friends and fans of Dan Wheldon.


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