JR Hildebrand honors Jim Harbaugh, 49ers

August 21, 2012, 8:50 pm
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49ers fans taking one of their last two Sundays before theNFL season begins to watch some racing at the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonomawill catch a familiar color pattern racing around the track.JR Hildebrands race car will feature a 49ers paint schemethis weekend to honor 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, co-owner of PantherRacing, Hildebrands team, according to USA Today.Hildebrands No. 4 car Harbaughs number for most of hiscareer -- will be splashed with scarlet and gold along with a 49ers logo acrossthe rear wing.Hildebrand will take the car to 49ers camp on Thursdaybefore racing in Sonomaon Sunday.Its pretty cool to see how much he knows about IndyCarracing and that he was totally up to speed on what was going on at Panther,Hildebrand told USA Today. The race car driver met Harbaugh last year.You dont have to be around him long to understand whythese guys love playing for him and why they were able to have the success theydid last year, Hildebrand said.Hildebrand finished second at the Indianapolis 500 last year, his first yearcompeting in the IZOD IndyCar Series. The 24-year-old finished the year withfive top-ten and two top-five finishes.