In a five-minute press conference Monday night at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles, the head of INDYCAR’s parent company, announced that IndyCar driver Justin Wilson had succumbed to the head injuries he suffered during Sunday’s race at Pocono Raceway. He was 37.
Below is a collection of social media posts from those in the motorsports world reacting to the news.
Michael Andretti – Owner of Andretti Autosport and Wilson’s No. 25 Honda:
AJ Allmendinger – Teammate of Wilson’s with RuSPORT in Champ Car, then with Michael Shank Racing in sports cars; won overall at the 2012 Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Danica Patrick – Fellow IndyCar driver, since moved to NASCAR
Holly Wheldon – sister to Dan Wheldon, who died due to injures sustained at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2011.
Current Field in Numerical Order thus far
Nicole Briscoe, wife of Ryan Briscoe: