The story of this paralyzed war veteran petrolhead will get you in the feels

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If you're into your cars, it's only fair that you get a chance to explore your passion, no matter what life throws at you.

Nelson Samsel is a paralyzed US war veteran who now spends his days in a motorized wheelchair. To give him an experience to remember, DriveTribe teamed up with Shell, Penske and Paralyzed Veterans to send Nelson and his wife around an IndyCar track with none other than Hélio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud.

As well as being shown around the pits, Nelson received an awesome gift at the end of the day, one that will hopefully make his life easier and that will go a small way towards thanking him for his service to his country. Check out the video below to meet this absolute legend of a car guy.

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