Wheldon's Twitter account reflects some of his last thoughts:
"Big pay day today, $5,000,000 at stake!!! Heading to the track."
A friend tweeted him jokingly suggesting he pay drivers to pull over and let him win. Wheldon responded, "That' not the way to win my man."
His last comment: "Green!!!"
The video below shows the view from the onboard camera in Wheldon's car just moments before his fateful crash:
UPDATE: The Star's Bob Kravitz has a fitting tribute to Wheldon here. For a perspective from England, see a story in today's Daily Mail here. News came following Wheldon's death that he had just signed a contract Sunday morning to race next season for Michael Andretti's racing team.