Wickens announces plan to visit fans, drivers in St. Petersburg

From a Denver rehab center, IndyCar's Robert Wickens told fans he'll be at the track Saturday in St. Pete (Photo: Robert Wickens Twitter)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - One year ago, a rookie took IndyCar by storm.

Robert Wickens had 7 top ten finishes and was named Rookie of the Year. He was labeled as the next big thing, an up-and-coming IndyCar star.

But last fall at Pocono, the unthinkable happened. Wickens was badly injured in a horrific crash.

He has spent countless hours in rehab in Denver. It has been one step at a time, battling back from a spinal cord injury.

He make a big announcement this week on social media, telling fans and fellow drivers that he would be at the track in St. Pete.

He won't be in a race car anytime soon, but his relentless pursuit to walk and race again has inspired many. Click on the media player above to see Dave Calabro's report, including well-wishes from several drivers.

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