Sam Schmidt, Bryan Herta Autosport/sam Schmidt Motorsport Indycar team owner, Indianapolis 2011
“On the track, throughout the entire month of May, Dan Wheldon shined like I couldn’t believe. It was a great team effort, but a lot of that could be put down to Dan. He had a senior, veteran attitude of nurturing and assisting. He was never so competitive that he wouldn’t work with everyone as a team. It was a one-off: he had every right to not show everyone all of his cards, but he did. It benefited the whole team throughout the month.
“Dan was very gracious. I took it all in at the time, just admiring what he was doing for us and how much he was putting in to it.”
Wheldon rocked Indy in 2011