Announced over the race weekend in St. Pete --the city Wheldon called home-- a new book chronicling the live of Dan Wheldon will be released in May. Entitled Lionheart - Remembering Dan Wheldon the book is written by Andy Hallbery and Jeff Olson.
The coffee-table book will be available to pre-order soon, priced at $74.99. A portion of the proceeds benefits two charities close the British driver's heart - the Alzheimer's Association and the DCW Foundation, created to continue the wide-reaching charitable work Wheldon started.
"The response has been truly incredible," said Susie Wheldon, Dan's widow. "It shows just how many people's lives Dan touched and is a wonderful legacy for our two boys, Sebastian and Oliver. I want to say a huge 'thank you' to everybody involved for their dedication to creating this book, and to everyone who contributed, too."
According to the release:
The book covers Wheldon's career from karting all the way to his Indianapolis 500 wins in 2005 and 2011 and his 2005 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. It is filled with stories - some funny, some touching, but all truly captivating. Featured contributions from legendary names within the Verizon IndyCar Series and beyond, including lifelong friend and teammate Dario Franchitti, Formula One champion and childhood karting rival Jenson Button, NASCAR drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson, and many more from across the motorsport world.With a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the Alzheimer's Association and the DCW Foundation, the books will be priced at $74.99 and be available for pre-order soon.