Canadian racer D.J. Kennington paying tribute to Humboldt victims


NASCAR driver D.J. Kennington climbs out the window of his car during a practice session for the Honda Indy Toronto. (Chris Young/CP)

Canadian racer D.J. Kennington will pay tribute to the victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash this weekend with a custom decal on the hood of his No. 96 car.

The 40-year-old from St. Thomas, Ont., will be racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this weekend at the Bristol Motor Speedway.

Kennington and Gaunt Brothers Racing are also campaigning to raise money for the team and the families impacted by the crash. Sixteen people have lost their lives as a result of the crash, while another 13 were injured.

Kennington isn’t the only racer showing his support for the Humboldt community as American driver Michael Annett is putting a decal on his No. 5 car this weekend to honour the victims.

The Iowa native also sent out a release sharing his memories of riding the bus while playing hockey and offered his condolences to the families and the Humboldt Broncos supporters.

Annett also joined in on the #SticksOurForHumboldt and #PutYourSticksOut tributes that have been receiving attention on social media.

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