NOVEMBER 29, 2002
Wheldon moves to Andretti Green
Rising British star Dan Wheldon has joined Andretti Green Racing in the Indy Racing League and will act as the team's test driver. If money can be found for a fourth car he will join Tony Kanaan, Dario Franchitti and Michael Andretti. Wheldon, who used to race Jenson Button in British Formula Ford, has had a very successful career since moving to America in 1999, winning the rookie of the year award in Toyota Atlantic in 2000 and in Indy Lights in 2001. This year he has been acting as a test driver with Panther Racing, which won the IRL title with Sam Hornish Jr. He did tow races for Panther at the end of the season and did well. It had been expected that Wheldon would join Panther fulltime in 2003 but this has obviously gone wrong.
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