Indianapolis—Fans of Dan Wheldon will get one last chance to honor the two-time Indianapolis 500 champion.
The IZOD IndyCar Series announced a public memorial for Wheldon will be held on Sunday, October 23 at 4 p.m. at the Conseco Fieldhouse.
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Boles told Fox59 he expected everyone from the racing community to be at Wheldon’s memorial service. Boles said they are leaving the decision on who will speak at the event up to the family. Therefore, he stated details on the memorial could change last minute.
Boles said there are other components to the memorial that are not definite. IMS is still working to decide on the length and order of the service, speakers, when doors will open and how many people can attend. Boles said there are at least 24 people working on the issue, as well as the logistics of traffic flow and the audio and video equipment to use.
Wheldon died during a violent accident Sunday during the Izod IndyCar Series World Championships at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Wheldon's body will not be at the service. However, Wheldon’s family is expected to attend, but it is unknown exactly which family members will come.
Flags over Gate 1 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway track will remain flying until Monday in honor of Wheldon. The flags are normally taken down after the last race.
The series also announced that the Dan Wheldon Family Trust Fund has been established and will begin taking donations on Wednesday.
Those wishing to do so can send contributions to the following address:
Fifth Third Private Bank
Attn: Dan Wheldon Family Trust
251 North Illinois St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204