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August 19, 2020
On a sunny day in May 2015, racing superstar James Hinchcliffe was taking some practice laps around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to prepare for the upcoming Indianapolis 500. At Turn 3, clocking speeds of 221 mph, Hinch’s car experienced a suspension failure and smashed into the side wall with 126 Gs of force. It was the largest impact ever recorded in IndyCar history. Five years after surviving the near-fatal crash, Hinchcliffe is at the top of his game with no sign of slowing down. In the Season 3 premier of our Take a Moment podcast, hosts Nathan Bennett and Mari Yamaguchi sit down with “The Mayor of Hinchtown” to find out how true leaders stay driven to succeed — even after tragedy strikes.
James Hinchcliffe is a Canadian IndyCar driver who has been competing in IndyCar for eight seasons. He has six wins and 17 podium finishes and was the 2011 IndyCar Rookie of the Year. Known as the Mayor of Hinchtown, he’s been named IndyCar Favorite Driver of the Year in 2012 and 2018. Off the track, you may recognize him as being the runner-up in Season 23 of Dancing with the Stars. Hinchcliffe is brand amabassador for Honda, Petro-Canada, New Era, and CSN Collision Centres. Catch him during the 2020 IndyCar season in the No. 29 Genesys powered Andretti Autosport race car.
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