ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The late Dan Wheldon was honored Wednesday in his adopted hometown with a street named after him along the St. Petersburg race course.
The corner of Bayshore Drive and Albert Whitted Park is now known as Dan Wheldon Way. It's in Turn 10 on the course, and is the place where Wheldon passed Ryan Briscoe in 2005 to win the inaugural Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
Wheldon later jumped into the Tampa Bay to celebrate the victory. The two-time Indianapolis 500 winner was killed in an accident in last October's season finale.
His wife, Susie, helped unveil the new street sign in a ceremony during IndyCar's annual media day. She was hugged by nearly every active driver when she arrived at the event.