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Driver Justin Wilson Succumbs to Injuries

INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 24, 2015) - INDYCAR announced that driver Justin Wilson, who enjoyed success in multiple motorsports series during a two-decade professional career, died today from a head injury sustained in the Verizon IndyCar Series race Aug. 23 at Pocono Raceway. He was 37.

"This is a monumentally sad day for INDYCAR and the motorsports community as a whole," said Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., the parent of INDYCAR and Indian...apolis Motor Speedway. "Justin's elite ability to drive a race car was matched by his unwavering kindness, character and humility - which is what made him one of the most respected members of the paddock. As we know, the racing industry is one big family, and our efforts moving forward will be focused on rallying around Justin's family to ensure they get the support they need during this unbelievably difficult time."

Wilson was struck by debris from a single-car crash on Lap 180 of the 200-lap race on the 2.5-mile triangular oval. Wilson was attended to by the Holmatro Safety Team and airlifted to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pa.

A native of Sheffield, England, Wilson recorded seven career Indy car victories - the most recent in 2012 at Texas Motor Speedway - and eight pole starts in 174 races. He totaled 711 career laps led, including two in the Aug. 23 race. He competed in Formula One in 2003 with Minardi and Jaguar, and his initial F1 points were scored that year in the U.S. Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. He co-drove a Michael Shank Racing sports car entry to the overall victory in the 50th anniversary Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2012.

Wilson, a road cycling and mountain biking enthusiast, also was an ambassador for dyslexia, a learning disorder characterized by difficulty reading that challenged him as a youth. He often would speak to groups at the racetrack and visit schools near INDYCAR race venues.

Wilson is survived by his wife, Julia, and two daughters. His younger brother Stefan is an accomplished race car driver who has competed in the Verizon IndyCar Series and Indy Lights. Funeral arrangements are pending. In lieu of flowers, a fund has been set up for Wilson children. Donations may be sent to: Wilson Children's Fund, c/o INDYCAR, 4551 W. 16th St., Indianapolis, IN 46222


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Results of the ABC Supply 500 from Pocono International Raceway on Sunday August 23rd...

Pos.Car #/Driver/Manufacturer/Laps/Running / Reason Out

1 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay Honda 200 Running
2 67 Josef Newgarden Chevrolet 200 Running
3 2 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 200 Running
4 1 Will Power Chevrolet 200 Running
5 26 Carlos Munoz Honda 200 Running
6 14 Takuma Sato Honda 200 Running
7 22 Simon Pagenaud Chevrolet 200 Running
8 5 Ryan Briscoe Honda 200 Running
9 9 Scott Dixon Chevrolet 200 Running
10 7 James Jakes Honda 200 Running


Verizon IndyCar Series Point Standings:Montoya 500, Rahal 466, Dixon 453, Power 439, Castroneves 423, Newgarden 413, Andretti 390, Bourdais 386, Kanaan 366, Pagenaud 356.
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It's never too late to help out...

If you would still like to help Susie Wheldon and the Dan Wheldon Foundation continue in the fight against Alzheimer's disease in both Indianapolis and St Petersburg, Florida you can send a check to:
Dan Wheldon Foundation
9600 Koger Blvd. Suite 105
St. Petersburg, Fl. 33705

On the line at the bottom left of your check put..2014 Pro-Am

Susie and her sons Sebastian and Oliver thank you for your contribution. All monies go directly the Alzheimer's Foundations.
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Dave Argabright's latest book
..SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN is the continuation of the JIMMY WILSON racing adventure.. is now available. Don't hesitate..get your order in now.
I have read the first two in the series and they were hard to put down. This next chapter of Jimmy's adventures will be another Dave Argabright winner....!! 

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