IndyCars Drove Across The Golden Gate Bridge To Honor Justin Wilson

08.28.15 3 years ago
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The IndyCar community, and racing in general, is still reeling in the wake of Justin Wilson’s death. By all accounts, he was well-loved by his peers and his fans in the sport, and even in death, he did a hell of a lot of good. But the IndyCar season’s not over yet, and the final race is in Sonoma, California, on Sunday.

On Thursday, a few race cars drove over the Golden Gate Bridge in what was initially meant to be a promotion for the race. But in the wake of the Wilson tragedy, they couldn’t really just smile and wave and pretend everything was okay, so they made the drive a tribute to Wilson, led by his Andretti Racing teammate Marco Andretti (pictured above), driving Wilson’s number 25 car:

According to FOX Sports, two safety vehicles drove with the IndyCars flying banners with Wilson’s helmet and “JWBADASS” drawn on them. Read the FOX piece for some touching remembrances of Wilson by his teammates, including Andretti. In addition to the show of love, Honda announced a plan for donations to a fund set up for Wilson’s children, which will be increased for every lap Honda vehicles finish at Sonoma.

(Via FOX Sports)

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