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.


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

  1. Justin, get well soon! We all appreciate what you do and how you represent scouting! You show the boys that anything is possible if you strive for it. Hope to see you back on the track soon! Number 19 all the way!

  2. Justin, Stay Scout Strong and get well soon. Our prayers are with you! From the Schlereth Family, Woodbridge , VA.

  3. Justin, Stay Scout Strong and get well soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!! From the Morey Family, Lakewood, CA.

  4. Best wishes for a FAST and SPEEDY Recovery
    Tom Arkwright
    Troop 152
    Lexington, Ohio (Home of Mid-Ohio Race Track)

  5. I am so sorry to hear about the crash. Get well soon and continue to achieve greatness in your racing career. You are a role-model and exceptional representation of exactly what a boy scout should strive to become in life.

  6. Justin, Wishing you a speedy recovery and letting you know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We appreciate your efforts to spread the word about the values of Scouting and your inspiration to always Do Your Best!
    Joe Wright
    Assistant Scoutmaster
    Troop 67
    Louisville, KY

  7. Best wishes Justin!
    We look forward to another great season next year. See you at Indy and Texas.
    Pack 110, Lewisville, TX

  8. Justin,

    Had a blast watching you race at the Baltimore Grand Prix. Sorry to hear about the wreck. Hope you enjoy a speedy, and “cheerful” recovery.

  9. Get well soon…and then think about an activity that is more conservation-minded. Any Scout should be able to show you the Outdoor Code, and I can’t think of one way that racing engines meet any of it.

  10. We are keeping you in our prayers for a speedy recovery. I enjoyed watching your racing this year and hope to see you racing soon in the future.

  11. Justin, your dedication, your willingness to stand besides all Boy Scouts of America and your support is invaluable. we pray and continue to pray for a speedy recovery. God Bless for what you do to inspire us.
    Chon Cervantes, Unit Commissioner
    Troop 219 of Whittier, California

  12. The Farina Family
    Bridgewater, NJ father and son Eagle scouts wish you a speedy recovery.
    Thank you for the unconditional support you provide.

  13. Justin: It was a pleasure meeting you and your brother at your race in Baltimore, MD. You were very competitive and the race was exciting to watch. I just recently heard about your accident. I wish you well and continued success. I look forward to following your career. Best regards, Paul R. Kramer

  14. Prayers for a quick and complete recovery Justin. Many thanks for your support of our great Scouting programs.

  15. Please know that you are not alone. Scouts are like family and family sticks together. We are praying with you for a full recovery so you can get back to racing!

  16. Hope you get well soon and make a full recovery so you can start racing again!

    McGowan Family
    Troop 376 and Pack 28
    Norfolk, Virginia

  17. We are praying for a speedy recovery. God covered you so you can tell your testimony. We truly thank you for all that you have done to represent Scouting.

    The Patterson Family
    Pack 1597
    Buford, GA

  18. We hope you are up and get back to your love of racing soon. Thank you for standing up and supporting this great program we call The Boy Scouts of America. It is people like you who have the attention of the public that can help make a difference for Scouting.
    Yours in Scouting,

    The Hutchison’s
    Troop 200
    Marietta, Ohio

  19. Thank you for all you have been doing. Prayers for your speedy recovery are being said.
    Jamie McCallum
    Longhorn Council
    Roadrunner District Training Chair

  20. We are a scouting family and appreciate your being a force for good in representing Scouting. Our best wishes for a full recovery and the patience to see it through along the way.

  21. Get well soon. Praying for a speedy recovery.
    Ryan Carlin, LC
    Troop 672
    Four Rivers District
    Baltimore Area council

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