Kimball won't let diabetes slow him

IRL driver was diagnosed in 2007 but has embraced the challenge of the disease

Updated: April 16, 2010, 10:19 PM ET
By Martin Henderson | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- He bypassed Stanford so that he could race cars, only to discover he had diabetes. That's when Charlie Kimball's education really began.

Taking a small page from the Magic Johnson playbook, Kimball has shown that a chronic disease doesn't have to be a death sentence to one's dream.

Kimball will race this weekend in Long Beach for AFS Racing/Andretti Autosport in the Firestone Indy Lights Series, a step down from the Indy cars that will highlight race action ...

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