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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Wheldon Explains Why He Didn't Go Formula 1

500 Winner Says He is Staying in USA for Love

The Kansas City Star today carried a story regarding 2005 Indy Winner Dan Wheldon and his reasons for switching to the Chip Ganassi racing team from the Andretti Green team. The story also quotes Wheldon as to why he decided to forego a pursuit of Formula 1 racing at this time.
Wheldon was being courted by a Formula One team as well recently. He said he chose to remain in the United States for a few reasons.

First, he said, he loves America. Second, he loves the IRL.

Third, “It just wasn’t for me,” Wheldon said. “The deal didn’t feel right to me.”

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