In a fitting tribute, Andretti Autosport have fully restored Dan Wheldon’s Indy 500 winning chassis. Not only that, they’ve spent time re-spraying the car to get it looking exactly how it was back in 2005.
Click below for a time-lapse video of this great gesture from the Andretti team.
“Painters Jason Harrington and Chris Rook capture details of sponsor logo placement from a photograph before the final clear coat sealer is applied. Soon, the assembled chassis – a “roller” – looks as it did when Dan Wheldon drove it to Victory Circle at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”
“That was the objective, according to team manager George Klotz, and Campbell is among many with a personal connection who appreciates the effort. He was a mechanic and the fueler on the No. 26 car’s crew from 2003-05, corresponding with Wheldon’s tenure with the Indianapolis-based team, and views the project as a fitting tribute to the two-time ‘500’ winner who died in October from injuries suffered in a race.”