Charlie Kimball met one of his biggest fans again before today’s INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen presented by Hitachi. It’s a good idea for Kimball to stay on friendly terms with Zach Schubert because the 12-year-old might his boss one day.
Kimball and Schubert met five years ago when the Verizon IndyCar Series driver visited the youngster at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. An immediate bond was created between the fellow diabetics.
“I met him one year and the next year he came back and I wore a Charlie Kimball jersey and he signed that,” Schubert said this morning from inside Kimball’s No. 83 Tresiba Chevrolet compound after visiting with his favorite driver. “Ever since then we’ve been coming to races.”
Schubert and his father, Bruce, have attended some 10 races at Mid-Ohio, Belle Isle, Indianapolis (for both the grand prix and Indy 500) and now Watkins Glen. The Chip Ganassi Racing Teams family has welcomed the Schuberts and Zach is on a first-name basis with several crew members.
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