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Your 2013 IndyCar Driver of the Year: 7th - Justin Wilson

You voted Justin Wilson into 7th place in Crash.net's IndyCar Driver of the Year 2013 poll!
Top 10 IndyCar Driver of the Year 2013:
7. Justin Wilson

Birthplace: Sheffield, England
Birthdate: July 31, 1978
Team: Dale Coyne Racing
2013 starts: 19
Poles: 0
Wins: 0
Top 5: 7
Top 10: 13
Championship points: 6th
Championship position: 472
Crash.net IndyCar Driver of 2011 position: 14th
Crash.net IndyCar Driver of 2012 position: 9th

Season summary:

Some things simply get better with age, and Justin Wilson is clearly one of them as he completed his best-ever season in the IndyCar Series with sixth place in the championship after impressive runs to podium positions at Long Beach, Detroit, Sonoma and Houston among 13 top tens in total over the course of the season. In fact Wilson might have finished as high up as fourth in the standings if not for that unhappy mid-race accident at the season finale at Fontana, which saw him spin and then hit by Tristan Vautier who had no where else to go. It left Wilson in hospital with some nasty hip injuries which is not the way anyone wants to finish the season - especially not one that's been as good as this one. The good news is that Wilson is well on his way to being fully mended in time for 2014.

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Top 10 IndyCar Driver of the Year 2013 results so far:

8. Charlie Kimball
9. Simona de Silvestro
10. Ryan Hunter-Reay


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Justin Wilson on track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Photo Credit: Eric McCombs for IndyCar Media)
Justin Wilson pit lane photo shoot after qualifying for the 2013 Indianapolis 500. (Photo Credit: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Justin Wilson during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Justin Wilson in the hairpin during practice at Long Beach -- Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media
Justin Wilson. (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Justin Wilson signs autographs in St. Petersburg. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media))
Justin Wilson in his pit box (Photo Credit: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Justin Wilson and Sebastian Saavedra fly into a corner during the 2014 Open Test at Barber Motorsports Park on Tuesday March 18. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Justin Wilson goes inside Juan Pablo Montoya during the 2014 Open Test at Barber Motorsports Park on Tuesday March 18. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Justin Wilson during the 2014 Open Test at Barber Motorsports Park on Tuesday March 18. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon, Simona de Silvestro and Justin Wilson celebrate after race 1 of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston double-header on Saturday, October 5 2013. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon and Justin Wilson celebrate after race 1 of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston double-header on Saturday, October 5 2013. (Photo Credit: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Justin Wilson in action during practice for the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston on Friday, October 4 2013. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Justin Wilson in action during practice for the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston on Friday, October 4 2013. (Photo Credit: Brett Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Stefan Wilson prepares for his IZOD IndyCar Series début in the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT on Saturday, August 31 2013. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Stefan Wilson during practice for the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT on Friday, August 30 2013. (Photo Credit: Brett Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Stefan Wilson during practice for the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT on Friday, August 30 2013. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Stefan Wilson during practice for the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT on Friday, August 30 2013. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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