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Indy 500 Champ Will Be In Texas, Even Without Ride

Dan Wheldon of England, driver of the #98 William Rast-Curb/Big Machine Dallara Honda poses during the 95th Indianapolis 500 on May 30, 2011. (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Dan Wheldon of England, driver of the #98 William Rast-Curb/Big Machine Dallara Honda poses during the 95th Indianapolis 500 on May 30, 2011. (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

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FORT WORTH (AP) - Dan Wheldon will be at the next IndyCar Series race in Texas. The Indianapolis 500 winner just doesn’t know if he’ll be sitting in a cockpit or a television booth.

Wheldon hopes to be driving in the dual races at Texas Motor Speedway on June 11. During a promotional stop Tuesday in Texas, he said he will have to wait and see.

A one-race contract with Bryan Herta Autosport expired hours after Wheldon’s improbable win at Indianapolis on Sunday. Wheldon says he doesn’t think they’ve hurt the chances of doing more by winning.

If unable to find a suitable ride with Herta or another team, Wheldon is set to work as an analyst on the Versus network broadcast of the race.

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