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Danica Patrick’s Car Will Have Dan Wheldon ‘Lionheart’ Tribute (Picture)

When Danica Patrick drives in Saturday’s Nationwide race at Fort Worth, Texas, she’ll pay tribute to the late Dan Wheldon with a “Lionheart” logo on the hood of her car. The Lionheart logo was created recently in honor of Wheldon, who said he raced with a lot of heart, like the way Richard the Lionheart fought in battle.

Wheldon used to have a Lionheart Knight image on the back of his helmets when he raced. Now Danica and others will honor him with the Lionheart logo.

via From the Marbles

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.

Dan Wheldon and Wife Got His and Her Tattoos Night Before Fatal Crash

IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon and his wife, Susie, spent part of the night before his tragic death reaffirming their devotion to each other.

Norm Clarke wrote in his Vegas Confidential on Monday that Wheldon and his wife had their initials — D.W. and S.W. — tattooed on their wrists at Huntington Ink at the Palms hotel Saturday night.

Also that night, according to Clarke, Wheldon greeted Palms owner George Maloof with a bear hug. “He was just a fun, fun guy,” said Maloof, who attended the fateful race Sunday. “A great guy.”

Maloof told Clarke that when he encountered the couple, Susie was pushing a stroller that held their 7-month-old son, Oliver.

Here is a picture of the couple showing off their new tattoos:

(via Darren Rovell, Mark Waters)