Happy Birthday Dan Wheldon

Posted by Iannucci | 6/22/2007 | 3 comments »
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Somewhere deep in the heart of Iowa the British are celebrating right proper. Born June 22nd, 1978, Daniel Clive Wheldon won the Indianapolis 500 and the IndyCar series championship in 2005. This of course is totally lost in history because of some girl who won rookie of the year in both instances.

Let it be known that in 54 races since 2004 the Well Done one has an unparalleled 13 victories and has placed in the top 5 all of 37 times. Read that again: 37 out of 54, people! Make you wonder what he gets so uptight about, don't it?

Random Wikipedia citation: "He once admitted that he preferred socialising in America than Britain because 'it's easier to get laid'." Ahem.

At any rate Happy Birthday, Dan. For now we offer best wishes by sharing this clip of you with Mr Jack Arute, and we sincerely hope Jamie Little sent you a candygram.


  1. Anonymous // June 23, 2007 1:41 PM  

    Happy birthday indeed. Dan is the man.

  2. Jennifer Coomer // June 24, 2007 1:35 PM  

    it has never occured to be before that dan and nana had the same birthday. only she would have been 96 this year. and she never won the indy 500. but the was british (scottish and irish). she had 6 kids and if one of them grabbed her after a race she would have made them wash dishes or string beans.

  3. Jennifer Coomer // June 24, 2007 1:36 PM  

    that should be dan and MY nana.