IndyCar: Recovering Robert Wickens shows his chivalrous side

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Injured IndyCar driver Robert Wickens may still be recovering from serious injuries suffered in a horrific crash at Pocono Raceway on August 19.

And even though he’s using a wheelchair to get around while undergoing rehabilitation of his injuries and several resulting surgeries, Wickens hasn’t stopped being a chivalrous gentleman, particularly to fiancee Karli Woods.

After visiting Wickens in the Indianapolis-area rehab facility he’s currently at, Woods posted the following tweet of Wickens seeing her to her car — and he even insisted upon opening the door for her in true chivalrous and gentlemanly fashion.

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IMSA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration: Why Sebring is so special to Bobby Rahal

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Bobby Rahal has driven in some of the biggest races in the world, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Rolex 24 Hours and, of course, winning the Indianapolis 500 as a driver in 1986 and in 2004 as a team owner.

But winning the 12 Hours of Sebring two years in a row (1987 and 1988), Rahal feels, is right up there in terms of his greatest accomplishments as a race car driver.

As IMSA celebrates its 50th anniversary, Rahal reflected on what racing at Sebring International Raceway has meant to him:

“To me, Sebring is the ultimate endurance race. Not as long as Daytona or Le Mans, but the demands put on a car and driver at Sebring are highly unusual.

“My father raced at Sebring in the late 60’s. To win that race two years in a row really meant something to me.

“While we’ve won a lot of other races, we’ve won just about everywhere, you name it. But for me personally, winning at Sebring those two years in a row was very special.”

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