Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Justin Wilson Is a Badass

It's no secret, Justin Wilson is a badass. Well, maybe it is a secret. I'm not sure people understand how good of a season he is having.

For starters, in sixteen races, he's finished in the top-ten eleven times, including three podiums. He has an average qualifying position of 12.3 and an average finish of 9.1. He's gained a total of 56 positions from start to finish, putting him amongst the best in all major categories. Oh yeah, and he's sixth in the championship standings, but who's counting.

However, something needs to be said about where Justin Wilson is. Now, I respect Dale Coyne Racing. They are a great outfit, with hard-working, well rounded people who understand racing and push themselves to get better everyday. But they are no Team Penske or Ganassi Racing. If Justin Wilson is obtaining all of this success with a small team like Dale Coyne Racing, what on earth could he do at a place like Ganassi or Penske?

Justin Wilson - Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix - Day 2
Justin Wilson is having an under-the-radar performance of the year (Photo: Kevin C. Cox)

If you, by some miracle, haven't been paying attention to Justin Wilson this season, get to it! He's not only one of the nicest guys in all of the paddock, but he's also very much respected by his peers. He is very aggressive on the track but also incredibly clean. How many incidents do you see him causing? How many controversies do you see him getting involved in? He races hard but also clean. His last couple of races at Sonoma and Baltimore are a testament of Justin Wilson and the kind of driver and person he is.

Let me know what you think!

-Matthew Hickey

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