Fans and competitors in the motorsports community are still reeling from the loss of Dan Wheldon in Las Vegas last weekend. The young driver's passing continues to be felt by anyone who has even the thinnest tether to racing, and NASCAR has announced that the organization will honor Wheldon in its own way during upcoming events at Talladega.

Organizers will provide unique Lionheart Knight decals for the B pillars of all trucks and cars competing during races at Talladega this weekend. Wheldon famously adorned each of his helmets with the image.

While some competitors are planning to honor Wheldon in their own ways, NASCAR is also providing Lionheart Knight helmet decals at inspection for those who wish to wear them. Click past the jump for the full press release.
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NASCAR will provide teams with a B-post decal in honor of Dan Wheldon for all the cars and trucks this weekend in Talladega. A rendering of the decal is attached.

As many of you know, the Lionheart Knight image is one that was included on the back of every one of Dan's helmets. NASCAR also is producing helmet decals for any of the drivers who would like to run a version of the decal on their helmets. The decals will be delivered trackside on Friday. As always, the decals will be provided to the teams during the inspection process throughout the course of the weekend. Additionally, some of the drivers also have their own personal plans to recognize Dan this weekend.

As part of the NASCAR Pre Race run of show, we will include a moment of silence in Dan's honor prior to the invocations Saturday and Sunday.