Dan Wheldon Day Before Crash: Skateboarding More Dangerous than Racing
The night before his fatal crash at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon reportedly told a group of people that skateboarding was more dangerous than auto racing.
Wheldon and his wife, Susie, reaffirmed their bond by getting his and her tattoos of each other’s initials Saturday night at the Palms hotel in Las Vegas. Mark Waters, a skateboarding event organizer, was part of a group of people getting tattoos at the same time.
Waters told Vegas Confidential that Wheldon kept worrying about how much the tattoo would hurt.
Waters reportedly said to Wheldon, “If you can drive a car 200 miles per hour, how can you be afraid of getting a tattoo?”
Wheldon responded, “I’ve seen what skateboarders do; that’s way more dangerous than what I do.”
Sadly, about 15 hours later, we were reminded how dangerous car racing can be.