I am so sad. I loved this guy. I loved his love of life, his love of his wife and child. He was a hero, and great guy, and a great racer.
I am crying as I write this.
Before we moved to Georgia, hubby and I lived in Mooresville, NC and Huntersville, NC. There were many NASCAR associates all around us- accountants, mechanics, engineers, assistants, the public relations people and drivers. The day after Dale E died was just heartbreaking. A local radio station dedicated the entire day to him and his fans, who were allowed to call in. There is such a love for the drivers and the fans are pretty amazing and very dedicated. I was at a time trials once when a driver was killed and just never wanted to go back to a race after that.
Wheldon leaves behind a beautiful family and, fortunately, they will have much support from the industry to cope with this loss. He died doing what he loved most and had dedicated much of his life to his successes. Everything will be analyzed and hopefully something good will come out it that will save another driver.
To everyone who is mourning him, you are not alone. So many celebrated him and were looking forward to his future successes. I just don’t know why God calls the good ones home so soon but when He says, “Bring her home, son” they have to go.