DFW Tour de Cure Red Rider (a cyclist with diabetes) Betsy Veneziano met Indy Race driver Charlie Kimball at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday the 8th in between practice sessions for the Firestone 550 to discuss their common foe; diabetes. Charlie was diagnosed with type-one diabetes in 2007, forcing him to put his career as a professional race driver on hold. Despite the setback, Charlie refused to give up and is now back on track, racing at the highest level.
Like Charlie, Betsy also chooses not to let diabetes slow her down; she’s an avid cyclist who will ride 62 miles at Tour de Cure again this year. A film crew captured Betsy and Charlie’s pit lane discussion for an installment of the TV documentary series, “IndyCar 36.” The episode featuring Charlie Kimball will air June 23rd before the race in Iowa on NBC Sports Network.
Register for Tour de Cure, http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?fr_id=8053&pg=entry
Check out Charlie’s website, http://www.charliekimball.com/