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
4551 West 16th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46222
I often told him, I just want to grow up to be half the man he is, as that will make me a pretty good man. pic.twitter.com/Q3hOCtu5Pv— Stefan Wilson (@stef_wilson) August 25, 2015
— AJ Allmendinger (@AJDinger) August 25, 2015
My brothers... @MichaelShankRac @OzzNegri @JohnPew1 @justin_wilson. Greatest moment of my life. Forever. Brothers. pic.twitter.com/GqyJsou8WS
So sad to hear that we lost Justin Wilson today. Thoughts & prayers to his family and friends.— Jeff Gordon (@JeffGordonWeb) August 25, 2015
Didn't know Justin but I did know he was a unbeliever person and a great car driver. So sad.. #RIPJustinWilson pic.twitter.com/YI6HdSaCYz— Kasey Kahne (@kaseykahne) August 25, 2015
Thankful to have known @justin_wilson & honored to have shared a seat with him. He was a Great Man and will be missed pic.twitter.com/vgRS4iEzsm— Michael McDowell (@Mc_Driver) August 25, 2015
Sending my prayers to Justin's family, Julia,Jessica,Jane, may God give the strength to find peace. #RIP my friend pic.twitter.com/SJO08gvuzG— Helio Castroneves (@h3lio) August 25, 2015