Send your well wishes to BSA IndyCar driver after his serious crash during race

Before Saturday's race, Justin received an award from the BSA to thank him for such a great season.

Before Saturday’s race, Justin received an award from the BSA to thank him for such a great season.

Justin Wilson, driver of the No. 19 Boy Scouts of America IndyCar, fractured his pelvis and suffered a small pulmonary contusion in a crash during Saturday’s race in California.

He was on Lap 111 of the MAVTV 500 at the oval-shaped Auto Club Speedway near Los Angeles when his car “got caught on a seam in the track that pitched the car into the wall,” according to this USA Today story. The race put a tragic punctuation mark on an otherwise successful 2013 season for Wilson. He finished the season an impressive sixth out of 38 drivers.

Wilson, who drives for the BSA-friendly Dale Coyne Racing team, will now return home to Colorado to recover. The injuries are inoperable, so what he really needs is a lot of rest and some support from the Scouting community.

And that’s where you come in.

Justin has represented the BSA admirably all year — both on and off the track. In races from California to Florida and many places in between, Justin has visited with Scouts and Scouters, signed autographs, taken photos and shared how much he loves driving the No. 19 car. Everywhere he goes, he talks about the value of Scouting and inspires non-Scouts to learn more about our movement.

Now’s our chance to show Justin, and the racing world, how thankful we are and how much we’re wishing for a speedy recovery. Find two ways to get your pack, troop, team or crew involved after the jump.

Leave your get-well message below

Show Justin your support by leaving a comment below. This can be a personal comment from you or a post on behalf of your entire Scouting unit.

This is a simple step, sure, but it will go a long way toward helping Justin heal.

Send a get-well card to Justin

For a fun pack or troop meeting idea, why not have the Scouts create a get-well card to send to Justin? You could ask your Scouts to create it at the next unit meeting, even having the Scouts add colorful decorations or racing-inspired messages to help lift Justin’s spirits.

You can send your cards to the Dale Coyne Racing office. Dale Coyne’s team will make sure Justin gets the cards at home. Send your cards to:

Dale Coyne Racing
Attention: Justin Wilson
13400 Budler Road
Plainfield, IL 60544

If you do send a card, snap a photo before you do and email it to me. I’ll post it on the blog as a comment below.

And allow me to add my well wishes: Justin, get well soon!

Well wishes from Scouts and Venturers

Email me your photos for me to post here.


659 thoughts on “Send your well wishes to BSA IndyCar driver after his serious crash during race

  1. Give yourself whatever gifts of time and rest you need to feel better – and know that you’re surrounded by caring thoughts and prayers and heartfelt wishes. Rest easy. Get well. Life time scout

  2. Justin,

    Sorry to hear about your accident. Hope you have a speedy recovery. Thanks for all your support in scouting.

    Brandon Gribas (Troop 855, Grass Valley, CA.)

  3. Justin,

    I hope that you have a speedy recovery. Thank you for making the scouting community proud!


  4. This was tough to watch, but I know not as tough to do what is necessary to get back on the track. As a District Commissioner, and a huge Indy Car fan, I wish you a complete recovery, and hope to see you again in Long Beach! Thanks for all you do supporting Scouting in this world wide venue.

  5. Sorry to hear about your accident but glad to see that you are on the road to recovery. My father and his brothers were early pioneers in open wheel racing in California in the thirties to the fifties. Sprints, midgets and Indy. So I kind of grew up with a love for racing.
    A couple of one uncle’s cars are owned by a collector and turn up occasionally at venues like the Peterson Auto Museum. Ask some old timers if they remember the Muroc Timing Association which kind of predated their building and racing efforts.
    If you send me your email I have real interesting picture of an engine to share with you.
    I don’t keep up on points and standings anymore but I sure hope this doesn’t effect your chances for an Indy spot.

  6. Justin, Thank you so much for being a role model for the kids. Keeping you in my prayers for a speedy recovery.
    Steve James, Indianapolis

  7. Dear Justin,
    I pray you recover quickly and completely. God Bless you and your family. Thank you for all you do for Scouting and congratulations on your successes.
    Karon McLain
    Wolf Den Leader
    Pack 87, Vernon, TX

  8. Justin,

    I pray that you have a strong and speedy recovery. And, I want to sincerely thank you for all that you do for the Boy Scouts of America. The training that I received through the Boy Scouts, earning the rank of Eagle Scout and on through the Explorer Scout program has been very useful to me throughout three careers.
    Again, hang in there and get well and thank you for your work with our youth.

    God’s blessings to you,

    Roger Young
    Reno, Nevada

  9. Mr. Wilson:
    First of all I want to wish you a very speedy (pun intended) recovery. I am sure you are receiving the best of care. My thoughts are with you.

    Secondly, I would have to admit I am not a NASCAR fan, but I am a Boy Scout proponent, cheer leader, and advocate as you are. I thank you for that and therefore I am a fan of yours. I am an Eagle Scout (1962) and an active adult leader in our troop since 1996. I cannot begin to tell you the influence you can generate to young scouts. They relate to people such as yourself, who are in the national & international spotlight. What you say, do, and stand for affects them greatly. There minds are like sponges and they DO NOT forget the people that impress them. You are the ultimate role model.
    Again thanks for all you do for scouting. Go with godspeed.

    Best Wishes,
    Bill Morsinkhoff
    Troop 314 Heath, TX

  10. Hope as the days pass you have improved faster than you drive. Thanks for your dedication to your dedication and to Scouting.
    God Bless and Keep you

  11. You are in our prayers for a speedy recovery Justin! Hoping to see you at Barbers Motorsports Park in the spring of 2014!

    Best Wishes for a speedy recovery!

    Talakto District, GAC

  12. Sending thoughts and prayers for a peaceful recovery surrounded by those you love. I am sure the speedometer making an abrupt stop at zero is not your style, so be patient while you heal 🙂 Godspeed!

  13. Sending our best wishes for a recovery as quick as you drive Justin!
    Gregory Edmonds, District Commissioner
    Capital City District, Simon Kenton Council, Columbus,OH

  14. As an Eagle Scout and an avid Nascar fan thank you for your support of the BSA. Best wishes and speedy recovery!

  15. Dear Family of Bryan,
    Sorry for your loss. Glad that he supported Scouting. I know that he is in the spirit world watching over you.

    I invite you to check out The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints. It helps families be together forever! In Jesus’ name, amen.

  16. Hope everything goes well and you recover quickly. We will miss watching you on the track while you are recovering. Get well and healthy soon.

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