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Old 08-24-2015, 04:34 AM
 
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Tony Stewart offered his plane to bring Justin's family here to be with him.
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Old 08-24-2015, 05:12 AM
 
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Tony Stewart offered his plane to bring Justin's family here to be with him.
I just read that, hope the family arrived safe. Prayers for Justin.
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:58 PM
 
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Kudos for Tony Stewart .
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Old 08-24-2015, 07:18 PM
 
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Justin Wilson has died.
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Old 08-24-2015, 08:02 PM
 
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Terrible. RIP
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Old 08-24-2015, 08:06 PM
 
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[SIZE=2]A Statement from the family of Justin Wilson
Allentown, Penn.
24 August 2015

With deep sadness, the parents of Justin Wilson, Keith and Lynne, his wife Julia, and his brother Stefan share the news that Justin passed away today after succumbing to injuries suffered during the Verizon IndyCar event at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, August 23.

Justin was a loving father and devoted husband, as well as a highly competitive racing driver who was respected by his peers.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Lehigh Valley Health Network Cedar Crest Hospital, Pocono Raceway, Andretti Autosport, and the Verizon IndyCar Series as well as the entire racing community for the amazing outpouring of support from fans around the world.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Wilson Children’s Fund care of INDYCAR.

Wilson Children's Fund
C/O INDYCAR
4551 West 16th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46222[/SIZE]
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Old 08-25-2015, 04:55 AM
 
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RIP Justin.
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:29 AM
 
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That dammed car.....it has been nothing but a crapwagon since birth. Started with ugly, then parts and pieces in the stands, and then this year, they hung all that crap on it like cheap Wal-Mart Christmas tree without really testing any of it. Now we have junk all over the track and a quality guy gets killed from flying debris.

With luck, the Wilson family will sue them for everything that is left and this will be the final nail in this version of Indy Car's coffin. Deaths like this should NEVER happen when smart minds, well funded, develop well engineered and tested products. Sadly, Indy Car under the Mark Miles/BCG guidance has cut every corner possible to try and make the mess profitable enough for a sale.

Now we have a death of a wonderful driver. Just so very sad because it didn't have to happen. Hopefully this series will one day soon get some leadership which will put it on track with an exciting, racy, competitive, well designed product that doesn't produce this sort of tragedy. It is one thing to have racing accidents, and even death; it is another thing altogether when that death is engineered into the car by developing a vehicle which is designed to disintegrate upon impact without regard to the drivers and fans around it.

RIP Justin Wilson. God Bless that your death will not be in vain.
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Old 08-26-2015, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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This one hit me hard. I saw Justin dominate the Mexico City race in 2005 and saw him agree to an interview while having McDonalds close to his hotel. He seemed like a really nice and down to earth guy.

I always thought he didn't get a fair chance in F1, Minardi was a mess, and he only got a handful of races in Jaguar where he wasn't very far from his teammate Mark Webber.
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:02 AM
 
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Wishing all the drivers a safe race today.
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