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Scott Dixon surprises 9-year-old fan who wrote encouraging letter

A nine-year-old IndyCar fan got the surprise of her young life when her favorite driver stopped by for a visit to her home.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - A nine-year-old IndyCar fan got the surprise of her young life when her favorite driver stopped by for a visit to her home.

When Scott Dixon crashed during the Indianapolis 500, everyone held their breath. Nine-year-old Lucy Heslin was so moved that he walked away okay, she wrote him a letter.

Wednesday, she was shocked when the 2008 Indianapolis 500 winner pulled into her driveway.

"Oh my gosh! Hi!" Lucy said as Dixon got out of the car.

"It's very nice to meet you," Dixon said.

Dixon brought Lucy a lot of goodies, but she was just excited to see him.

"This is so awesome," Lucy said. "I just think he's a really great driver and a really great person."

Dixon was moved by the young girl's simple act of kindness.

"It's very touching. It's very sweet and it makes me feel good doing what I do, because people enjoy the sport that we're involved with and we're very lucky to live in the day that...now, with the safety improvements that we have to survive something like that," Dixon said.

A summer day that little Lucy will never forget and it all started with a simple letter.