Many of those who work with or against Dan Wheldon has led a lot to say about the loss of 33 years, IndyCar driver after his death in the wreckage of 15 cars at the beginning of the end of season tournament series in Las Vegas Motor Speedway:
"A sad day ... lost masterpieces such as Dan Wheldon ... my thoughts and prayers are with [his wife] Susie and her children." - The power drivers, the car during the flight crashed.
"I feel for his family. He will be missed." - Danica Patrick, who spoke through tears on national television.
. "He was a great champion of the Indy 500 and a great ambassador for racing, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and all major motor sports, was a wonderful husband, father and man - a good friend of many in the sport His memory will live forever in the circuit, both the magnitude of his achievements on the track and off-track magnetic "-.. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corp. President and CEO Jeff Belskus.
"Dan Wheldon was a great friend and an incredible race car driver. Your family and friends were with him on the track today, and was surrounded by love. He did what every runner true love better. There is a large hole in my heart, but I'm happy to have shared his life, his family and friends and accomplishments of powerful races. "- Scott Borchette, president and CEO of the group label, Big Machine, sponsor of Dan Wheldon's car .
"A little 'all IndyCar racing is dead today." - Chip Ganassi, Wheldon's former team owner, Chip Ganassi Racing.
Wheldon touched death than those involved in IndyCar. Tributes to celebrities and other fans continue to flock to Twitter:
"Prayers go out to his family! I do not know him personally, but he was highly respected in their sport. We are all one giant family." - Miami Heat LeBron James
"The instinct for a while ', Dan Wheldon several years ago in Paris Race of Champions. A great guy, great driver. B Certainly not." - NASCAR Driver Jeff Gordon
"# RIP Dan Wheldon ... will never see a thing! Sad days. God bless Bro." - Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino.
(When a friend told him: ". You're awesome for reachin out of the race for the world you can not find much," Victorino said: "If only I had not in this case and we would do things differently." )
"RIP Dan Wheldon ... He always seemed to be more than just a winner. "- Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx
"I got to meet and talk with Dan once, a nice guy and cool. A terrible tragedy ... "Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan
Others send their thoughts and prayers, including the legend of the Dodgers, Tommy Lasorda, broadcaster Dick Vitale, Guns n 'Roses guitarist Slash, actress Alyssa Milano, "Jersey Shore" star DJ Pauly D and NFL great Barry Sanders and Kurt Warner .