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Pit road perspective: Dan Wheldon

Updated: May 31, 2011, 12:56 PM ET
By Jamie Little | ESPN

Not much was certain during the 100th anniversary of the running of the first Indy 500. Rookie J.R. Hildebrand, who wrecked on the final corner with the checkered flag in sight, will tell you that. But covering the race for my eighth time, I was sure of one thing -- Indy is back.

Everything about the way the race unfolded made it a memorable day for fans of the sport. And though many were pulling for repeat rookie magic after Trevor Bayne took NASCAR's biggest race, winner Dan Wheldon has ...

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