Dan Wheldon will return to IndyCar action at Las Vegas Dan Wheldon famously won this year's Indy 500 on the final lap

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon will return to competition at this year’s IndyCar Series season finale at Las Vegas, where he will be one of five guest drivers competing for a $5 million purse if he’s able to stage a race win.

The 33-year-old Briton – who has been testing next year’s bespoke IndyCar chassis this year – will represent a joint entry for Bryan Herta Autosport and Sam Schmidt Motorsport.

Under the terms of the promotion, the race’s five guest drivers will start from the back of the field – irrespective of their qualifying pace – and compete for a $5 million prize (split 50:50 between the driver and a lucky fan) if able to claim victory.

Wheldon recently confirmed he will be joining the list of international guest drivers who will pair up with series regulars during October’s round of the V8 Supercars championship, the ArmorAll Gold Coast 600 on the streets of Surfers Paradise. He will team up with defending series champion James Courtney.

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