Dan Wheldon Dies, Racing Community Pays Respects on Twitter

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As you may know, IndyCar champion Dan Wheldon died after a huge crash in a Las Vegas race on Sunday. His death has been considered a huge blow to sports, and obviously an all around tragedy. Many of his peers have been vocal on the web in their expression of condolences and admiration for the man.

In another article, we looked at the statement released by race sponsor GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons.

Race car driver and "GoDaddy Girl" Danica Patrick also made some statements on the social networks. From Twitter:

There are no words for today. Myself and so many others are devastated. I pray for suzi and the kids that god will give them strength. 15 hours ago via Twitterrific · powered by @socialditto

An additional, similar message on the Danica Patrick Facebook page:

Danica PatrickTragic loss today - thoughts and prayers to the family of Dan Wheldon.

The race in which Wheldon was killed, was actually Patrick's last race as a full-time IndyCar driver. Moving forward, she will focus on NASCAR.

Other noteworthy tweets:

All I can think about is Dan Wheldon. A great person and a great race car driver. Were all going to miss you Dan. Such a talent! RIP 3 hours ago via Twitter for Android · powered by @socialditto

Life shouldn't be one of those things. We lost a great driver in motorsports and he will not be forgotten. Rest in peace Dan Wheldon 10 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Spent a little time with Dan Wheldon several years ago in Paris for Race of Champions. Great guy, great driver. Will certainly b missed,#JG 16 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® · powered by @socialditto

The loss of Dan Wheldon affects the whole racing community. May all our thoughts and prayers b w his family. He will b missed! 16 hours ago via Echofon · powered by @socialditto

Crazy day of racing in Vegas... You'll be missed my man... @danwheldon R.I.P 14 minutes ago via Twitter for iPad · powered by @socialditto

Rest in peace Danny boy, we'll miss you my friend.
Everyone please keep the wheldon family in you thoughts and prayers. 14 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Hardest parts, Thinking about Susie, Sebastian, Oliver. Seeing my husband grieve. Nights are so awful at first. Poor woman. Such pain. 13 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Judd is married to racer Dario Franchitti.

RIP Dan Wheldon who died racing today in Las Vegas. I got to meet and talk to Dan once, a lovely and cool guy. A terrible tragedy... 11 hours ago via txt · powered by @socialditto

Corgan is the frontman for the band Smashing Pumpkins. Not exactly connected to the sports world, but it seemed worth sharing.

Others are expressing their condolences here.

Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.

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