Sacrifices Pay Off with Unforgettable Day for VeeKay, Family

As Rinus VeeKay rounded Turn 14 on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course Saturday, checkered flag in sight on his way to winning the GMR Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, NBC cameras also were locked on two other people: Evelien and Marijn van Kalmthout. “It’s an incredible day, also for our daughter,” Evelien said. Marijn sold all the apartments he owned to fund Rinus’ dream, and Evelien quit her job to have time to take her son from point A to point B and be at every one of his races. What if Rinus doesn’t have what it takes to become a successful race car driver?. If Rinus didn’t show improvements every year on the track, it was over. By that point, Ed Carpenter knew Rinus was the driver he wanted in his newly open No. “I’m extremely grateful,” Rinus said from atop the IMS Victory Podium Saturday.

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