via Indycar PR:
Three-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing and Justin Wilson of Andretti Autosport met an enthusiastic and appreciative crowd of 3,000 elementary school students May 19 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Dixon, the 2015 Indianapolis 500 pole sitter, and Wilson were special guests for the speedway’s Speeding To Read championship assembly as part of Indy 500 media day that saw most of the 33 starters dispersed across the nation to promote the May 24 race. Dixon and Wilson served as trophy presenters, conducted a Q&A session, participated in some light-hearted “Minute To Win It”-themed games with the students and snapped a few selfies during a celebration of the top readers in the school year-long program.
Students participating in the TMS Speeding To Read program the past four years have combined to read more than 1.9 million books.
“Seeing all those kids today and seeing how many books they’ve each read, and read combined as a group, is very inspiring,” Wilson said. “Also seeing their passion was great. Definitely brightened up my day and put a smile on my face just watching them and seeing their reactions. It was very cool.”