INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – IndyCar fans are heading to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to get their hands on the new shipment of t-shirts that honor the life of late IndyCar driver Justin Wilson.
“Whenever something happens to a great person like him you have to do whatever you can to show people who they were and tell people how great of a person they were,” said IndyCar fan Broderic Banta.
The shirts are selling fast and decals with Wilson’s helmet and name are on the way into the gift shop.
“The shirts are $25.00 but they are worth every penny,” said Banta.
Wilson died Monday after being hit in the head by debris during the Sunday’s IndyCar race at Pocono. His death has created an outpouring of sympathy from the racing community. Fans say they not only loved the racer for his speed on the track but also for his kind heart.
“No matter what happened he was just happy to be here. He loves the sport and that is why he did it. Not for the money or the fame,” said Banta.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway hopes the t-shirts with Wilson’s infamous helmet and nickname will help fans show their support for the late Indy car driver. Wilson was not only an accomplished driver but a husband and father. All proceeds from the shirts and decals will go to helping his wife and two little girls that he tragically leaves behind.
“It gives you a good feeling. You get a cool shirt and you get to donate to a great cause and a great family,” said Banta.