Hailed as one of the most successful English racing driver, Dan Wheldon died in a horrible Indycar crash on Oct.16, 2011 in Las Vegas.

The 15-car pileup that led to his death was caused due to numerous cars getting out of control during the lap 11 of the race.

Although, Dan was immediately airlifted to a local hospital, he was unable to fight the multiple injuries.

I'll tell you, I've never seen anything like it, the Huffington Post quoted Ryan Briscoe stating. The debris we all had to drive through the lap later, it looked like a war scene from Terminator or something. I mean, there were just pieces of metal and car on fire in the middle of the track with no car attached to it and just debris everywhere. So it was scary, and your first thoughts are hoping that no one is hurt because there's just stuff everywhere. Crazy.

On Oct.18, 2011, Italian manufacturer Dallara announced that the 2012 series car would be named after Wheldon in honor of his work testing the car.

As the racing world mourns his death, take a look back at some of his glory days in the slideshow given: