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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Stefan Wilson to race No. 25 car in brother’s memory, raise awareness about organ donation

FOX 59 | Matt Adams
Stefan Wilson (left - Getty Images) and Justin Wilson (right)
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Stefan Wilson will enter the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 in honor of his late brother, Justin Wilson.

Justin Wilson died in August 2015 after crashing at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania. He had registered as an organ donor, and discussed that decision with his wife. As a result, Justin saved five lives after his death.

His young brother, Stefan, will drive the No. 25 Driven2SaveLives car for KV Racing Technology. His brother also drove the No. 25 car. He’ll partner with Indiana Donor Network and Driven2SaveLives, a campaign to promote the importance of organ and tissue donation.

“Like so many other drivers, I grew up dreaming about the Indianapolis 500 and it’s all I’ve worked toward for the past few years. Justin raced in the 500 eight times and it was a dream to join him on the starting grid and race against him. I just never anticipated a situation where Justin wouldn’t be there with me,” Stefan said. Continue reading
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