Sunday brought us another example of the incredible things human beings can accomplish. On January 6, 2000, Indy race car driver Sam Schmidt crashed at Walt Disney World Speedway, paralyzing his four extremities. Despite being a quadriplegic, Schmidt was determined to remain in racing. He is currently an IndyCar team owner, but what’s even more incredible is the fact that on Sunday, he found himself driving around a track again.
— IndyStar Sports (@IndyStarSports) May 18, 2014
Team owner Sam Schmidt completes a ceremonial qualification attempt in a car that allows him to drive by using head movements. #Indy500 #IndyCar
Here are a few more photos of the incredible day.
— Rick DeBruhl (@rickdebruhl) May 18, 2014
— John Wheeler (@JDWheelerCo) May 18, 2014
One of the most inspirational people I know…Sam Schmidt. Drives a car again…with his head and mouth. pic.twitter.com/fxHV3Zja5d
— Jamie Little (@JamieLittleESPN) May 18, 2014
— Indianapolis Star (@indystar) May 18, 2014
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