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Dan Wheldon's 9-year-old son drives on IMS front straightaway

Posted at 12:10 PM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 17:35:35-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- In an emotional scene at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the 9-year-old son of Dan Wheldon drove on the track Thursday morning.

Sebastian Wheldon, son of two-time Indy 500 champion Dan Wheldon, took his kart out for a spin on the front straightaway. 

Dan died in a crash in Las Vegas in 2011, just months after winning his second Indy 500 race.

After driving back and forth a few times, Sebastian posed next to the bricks, just like his father did.

Watch Sebastian follow in his father's footsteps in the video below:

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