APB’s James Hinchcliffe & IndyCar Support Those in Need During COVID-19
06 Apr 2020
COVID-19 is affecting the racecar world, but IndyCar has a plan. To entertain their fans, they launched a virtual racing series, and six-time Indy Car winner, APB speaker James Hinchcliffe, is on board. CBC says that these drivers wanted to bring a behind the scenes look to their fans with this virtual event.
In addition, Hinchcliffe is determined to give back during this pandemic. RTVG Indianapolis reports that James led the Red Cross blood drive in Indianapolis, and has a personal connection to the organization. In 2015, during a routine pre-Indy 500 practice, a mechanical failure sent James crashing into a wall at 220 MPH, forcing a suspension rod into his left thigh to puncture his femoral artery. Hinchcliffe lost 22 pints of blood, but with his determination, he defied all predictions for recovery.
A consummate competitor in the ultimate team sport, James Hinchcliffe shares an inspirational story of following dreams, leading high-performance teams, and surviving a near fatal accident that changed his perspective forever. A true fighter who will not back down during a crisis such as COVID-19, he wants to give back to the people who saved his life. Hinchcliffe said, "If you don't have money to give, you got blood to give."