Andretti Autosport announced that funeral and memorial services have been set in North Carolina and Indiana for John Andretti, who died Thursday from colon cancer. The veteran of IndyCar, IMSA, NASCAR and NHRA has been mourned by the motorsports world
Andretti’s family will receive friends on Monday, Feb. 3, from 4-7 p.m. followed by eulogy and prayer service at 7 p.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church in Huntersville, North Carolina.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m, Feb. 6 at Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral Catholic Church in downtown Indianapolis.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. prior to the Mass at the church. A private burial will follow the service.
In memory of Andretti, gifts can be made to: Window World Cares, 118 Shaver Street, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 and the Riley’s Children’s Foundation, 30 S. Meridian Street, Ste 200, Indianapolis, IN 46024.
For full information on services for Andretti, click here.
Robert Wickens has made massive steps since sustaining a spinal cord injury in an Aug. 19, 2018 crash at Pocono Raceway.
Since the accident, Wickens publicly has shared his recovery, often uploading videos of his physical rehabilitation on Twitter.
In his most recent update on Wednesday, Wickens shared a video of him walking on a treadmill. Fellow NTT IndyCar Series competitor Tony Kannan, who competes in triathlons during his spare time, also was visible running on the treadmill behind Wickens.
“When I am @TonyKannan [sic] age, I hope to run as fast as him…” Wickens tweeted. “Today was a good day!”
Wickens, who will turn 31 on March 13, first made his return to the IndyCar paddock in last year’s season opener in St. Petersburg. Since then, he’s made a return to the driver’s seat, piloting a specialized Acura NSX prior to the start of last year’s IndyCar race in his hometown of Toronto.
In September, Wickens fulfilled a vow to his wife Karli, by standing with her during their wedding. The new husband and wife also danced together during their reception.
Should Wickens fully recover to resume racing, Arrow McLaren SP co-owner Sam Schmidt has stated that the team’s No. 6 entry will be available for him to drive. Wickens continues to remain as a “driver coach and consultant” for the team.
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