NASCAR drivers honor Iowa boy who died of leukemia Monday

NASCAR drivers honored Caleb Hammond at Monday's races at IMS.

SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WTHR) - NASCAR drivers at IMS Monday honored an 11-year-old boy who captivated the racing community during his battle with leukemia.

Caleb Hammond died Monday morning as NASCAR was getting ready for a doubleheader at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Before he passed, Caleb requested racing stickers to cover his casket.

The stickers came flooding in from all over. A dozen drivers honored the boy with "Team Caleb" stickers on their cars during Monday's races.

"Team Caleb, he was a racer like myself growing up. I can't imagine what his family went through," said Josh Bilicki. "Unfortunately it's sad he passed away this morning, so we're racing today in his honor. It means a lot to me to have him on the car."

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