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Dan Wheldon's Sponsor

It's a 'Sad, Sad Day'

10/16/2011 4:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A rep for GoDaddy.com, one of Dan Wheldon's sponsors, sent TMZ this statement on behalf of their CEO and founder, Bob Parsons:

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dan Wheldon's family and friends on this sad, sad day. All of us in the IndyCar family feel an unexplainable sense of loss. Not just for the sport, but for all who knew Dan Wheldon. Dan was a family man, a father, a husband, a son and a brother. The two-time Indianapolis 500 winner was also a competitor and a colleague ... our deepest condolences go out to all who knew Dan."

Wheldon died today during a race in Las Vegas. He was 33.

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Honestly I can’t believe that this mayhem wasn’t expected by the “unrated” circus-clowns in this league of gentleman. This was nothing more than a grotesque gambol on life and death from the beginning…not “American auto-racing. The young children of your “sport and gambol” should never have been exposed to this expected mayhem. The youngest go-daddy minions will be reliving this war-zone for many years to come. Watching the fiery crash the day before in practice was a warning – was it not? Congratulations Dario….Please give your mates and reps & benefactors a copy of “Winning is not Enough” by Sir Jackie. Maybe it is time for the AMA to step in and honestly take a look at the concerns for these drivers and their young families ,,,AND start “rating the content” for the benefit of all of the young American audience.

RIP Danny Boy. The stars will light the sky for you always and forever… God be praised always. God bless this family it is going to be a very long road ahead.

1066 days ago


Bob Parsons will kill 20 more African elephants to help him get over his loss.

1065 days ago
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