Dan Wheldon's humor, spirit live on

Updated: October 21, 2011, 8:57 PM ET
By Jamie Little | ESPN

As I sit here on a plane, headed to the funeral of two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon, my mind is racing. My stomach is turning. And my heart is heavy. I'm conflicted between tears of sadness and smiles from memories past.

We lost a good man last weekend.

Dan was a confident yet endearing person. For one reason or another, I was drawn to him the first time we met back in 2004. He said something smart-alecky to me but followed it up with a big ...

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