History Heartwarming / IndyCar

24th Jan '16 8:52:58 PM Hoffgod
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Added the auctions and fund raising after Justin Wilson's death
* If you're looking for a legacy to the late Justin Wilson's career: While being alive, he decreed that organs would be donated after his death. Tragically he'd die due to injuries sustained at the 2015 Pocono 500, but he made true of his promise nonetheless and his organs were donated to six (!) people. For this, he truly deserves the attribute "the late great"!
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* If you're looking for a legacy to the late Justin Wilson's career: While being alive, he decreed that organs would be donated after his death. Tragically he'd die due to injuries sustained at the 2015 Pocono 500, but he made true of his promise nonetheless and his organs were donated to six (!) people. For this, he truly deserves the attribute "the late great"!great"! ** After Wilson's death, the entire racing community rallied around his family. All the drivers at the next Indycar race agreed to donate their helmets to a charity auction for Wilson's children. Drivers and teams from other racing series, including reigning F1 champion Lewis Hamilton donating his racing suit. Fans made donations to a fund for Wilson's children. By time the auction closed, [[https://www.reddit.com/r/INDYCAR/comments/3skix0/wilson_childrens_fund_raises_63706794/ $637,067 had been raised for Wilson's children.]]
25th Aug '15 10:18:43 AM PresidentAlBundy
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* Max Chilton took his talents to Indy Lights from Formula One after being displaced from his ride at Marussia, where he was teamed with Jules Bianchi until the latter's tragic crash at Suzuka, which left Bianchi in a coma until his death in July 2015. The weekend of Bianchi's death, Chilton won the pole for Indy Lights race at Iowa Speedway, and then the race itself, dedicating them to Bianchi and family. Even sweeter, Chilton added in an interview after qualifying, "I know if (Jules) was here today, he would have been on pole as well." Quite a praising statement to an old friend.
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* Max Chilton took his talents to Indy Lights from Formula One after being displaced from his ride at Marussia, where he was teamed with Jules Bianchi until the latter's tragic crash at Suzuka, which left Bianchi in a coma until his death in July 2015. The weekend of Bianchi's death, Chilton won the pole for Indy Lights race at Iowa Speedway, and then the race itself, dedicating them to Bianchi and family. Even sweeter, Chilton added in an interview after qualifying, "I know if (Jules) was here today, he would have been on pole as well." Quite a praising statement to an old friend.friend. * If you're looking for a legacy to the late Justin Wilson's career: While being alive, he decreed that organs would be donated after his death. Tragically he'd die due to injuries sustained at the 2015 Pocono 500, but he made true of his promise nonetheless and his organs were donated to six (!) people. For this, he truly deserves the attribute "the late great"!
29th Jul '15 9:07:51 PM Yoshiman400
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* Max Chilton took his talents to Indy Lights from Formula One after being displaced from his ride at Marussia, where he was teamed with Jules Bianchi until the latter's tragic crash at Suzuka, which put Bianchi into a coma until his death in July 2015. The day after Bianchi's death, Chilton won the Indy Lights race at Iowa Speedway, dedicating the win to Bianchi and family. Even sweeter, Chilton added in an interview that weekend, "If Jules was here, he'd be on pole." Quite a praising statement to an old friend.
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* Max Chilton took his talents to Indy Lights from Formula One after being displaced from his ride at Marussia, where he was teamed with Jules Bianchi until the latter's tragic crash at Suzuka, which put left Bianchi into in a coma until his death in July 2015. The day after weekend of Bianchi's death, Chilton won the pole for Indy Lights race at Iowa Speedway, and then the race itself, dedicating the win them to Bianchi and family. Even sweeter, Chilton added in an interview that weekend, "If Jules after qualifying, "I know if (Jules) was here, he'd be here today, he would have been on pole.pole as well." Quite a praising statement to an old friend.
18th Jul '15 6:05:43 PM Yoshiman400
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** And now, in 2014, Alex is going to race in the fastest production-based racecars on the planet in the Blancpain Sprint Series.
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** And now, in 2014, Alex is going went on to race in the fastest production-based racecars on the planet in the Blancpain Sprint Series.Series. * Max Chilton took his talents to Indy Lights from Formula One after being displaced from his ride at Marussia, where he was teamed with Jules Bianchi until the latter's tragic crash at Suzuka, which put Bianchi into a coma until his death in July 2015. The day after Bianchi's death, Chilton won the Indy Lights race at Iowa Speedway, dedicating the win to Bianchi and family. Even sweeter, Chilton added in an interview that weekend, "If Jules was here, he'd be on pole." Quite a praising statement to an old friend.
27th Mar '14 12:16:42 PM FormulaFox
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* Alex Zanardi's entire career after his double amputation in 2001. Returned to racing, won multiple races in touring cars, then won the New York City Marathon and three Paralympic medals, including two golds, in handcycling. The handcycling events were held at the famous Brands Hatch race course, to make it even more special. To go full circle with Kanaan's long-coming Indy win, during a post-race interview, Zanardi said that he and TK has had a conversation before the race about how if Alex could win the golds, there was no way that Tony couldn't win the 500.
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* Alex Zanardi's entire career after his double amputation in 2001. Returned to racing, won multiple races in touring cars, then won the New York City Marathon and three Paralympic medals, including two golds, in handcycling. The handcycling events were held at the famous Brands Hatch race course, to make it even more special. To go full circle with Kanaan's long-coming Indy win, during a post-race interview, Zanardi said that he and TK has had a conversation before the race about how if Alex could win the golds, there was no way that Tony couldn't win the 500.500. ** And now, in 2014, Alex is going to race in the fastest production-based racecars on the planet in the Blancpain Sprint Series.
13th Jun '13 3:46:50 PM Ebessan
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* Alex Zanardi's entire career after his double amputation in 2001. Returned to racing, won multiple races in touring cars, then won the New York City Marathon and two Paralympic gold medals in handcycling. The handcycling events were held at the famous Brands Hatch race course. To go full circle with Kanaan's long-coming Indy win, during a post-race interview, Zanardi said that he and TK has had a conversation before the race about how if Alex could win the golds, there was no way that Tony couldn't win the 500.
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* Alex Zanardi's entire career after his double amputation in 2001. Returned to racing, won multiple races in touring cars, then won the New York City Marathon and two three Paralympic gold medals medals, including two golds, in handcycling. The handcycling events were held at the famous Brands Hatch race course.course, to make it even more special. To go full circle with Kanaan's long-coming Indy win, during a post-race interview, Zanardi said that he and TK has had a conversation before the race about how if Alex could win the golds, there was no way that Tony couldn't win the 500.
13th Jun '13 3:39:49 PM Ebessan
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* Many years ago, Tony Kanaan gave a good luck charm to an IllGirl about to have surgery. In 2013, the now grown and fully recovered girl mailed it back to him, telling him that he needed the luck now and take it to win the Indy 500. He won that year, and when asked about it, pulled the good luck charm out that he had kept in his pocket the entire race.
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* Many years ago, Tony Kanaan gave a good luck charm to an IllGirl about to have surgery. In 2013, the now grown and fully recovered girl mailed it back to him, telling him that he needed the luck now and take it to win the Indy 500. He won that year, and when asked about it, pulled the good luck charm out that he had kept in his pocket the entire race.race. * Alex Zanardi's entire career after his double amputation in 2001. Returned to racing, won multiple races in touring cars, then won the New York City Marathon and two Paralympic gold medals in handcycling. The handcycling events were held at the famous Brands Hatch race course. To go full circle with Kanaan's long-coming Indy win, during a post-race interview, Zanardi said that he and TK has had a conversation before the race about how if Alex could win the golds, there was no way that Tony couldn't win the 500.
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