DAVEY HAMILTON SET TO RUN IN FINAL TUNE-UP THIS SATURDAY BEFORE INDY 500 MONTH OF MAY ACTIVITIES BEGIN Indianapolis, IN (May 01, 2009) -- Davey Hamilton will make one last stop in his quest to return to Indianapolis before practice begins...
DAVEY HAMILTON SET TO RUN IN FINAL TUNE-UP THIS SATURDAY BEFORE INDY 500 MONTH OF MAY ACTIVITIES BEGIN
Indianapolis, IN (May 01, 2009) -- Davey Hamilton will make one last stop in his quest to return to Indianapolis before practice begins for the 93rd running of the Indianapolis 500. Saturday night, he will climb back into the driver's seat of his familiar orange Western Speed Racing entry in his bid for a 10th victory in one of USAC's most competitive series.
"I'm back with some old friends, the Gerhardt family, and I'm looking forward to one last chance to prep for my 9th Indy 500", said Hamilton. "I love the short tracks and this will allow me a final tune-up before we roll out of pit lane on Tuesday."
The USAC Western Sprint Series will return to the Northern California oval for the first time in nearly three years and Davey would like to better his 7th place finish from two weekends ago when he ran at Roseville following his announcement to return to the Indy 500.
At Long Beach, Davey announced he will drive the No. 44 Honda Dallara IndyCar for Dreyer & Reinbold / Kingdom Racing. The 46 year old will pilot the Hewlett Packard livery "Touch the Future Now" during the month of May.
"When Larry Curry invited me to join the team at DRR, I knew that I wanted to have the best chance for success in this year's race. With the guys at Hewlett Packard returning for a third time, I feel this may be the best prepared car I have ever had and thanks to HP, Kingdom Racing and the team that Dennis Reinbold and Robbie Buhl have put together, I want to take full advantage of every opportunity to be as competitive as ever."
Backing Hamilton for the third consecutive year is Hewlett Packard. HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world offering consumers a wide range of products and services from digital photography to digital entertainment and from computing to home printing.
Kingdom Racing founder George Del Canto said "Kingdom Racing is about winning for God's glory. In partnering with Dreyer Reinbold Racing, Davey Hamilton and Hewlett Packard for this year's Indianapolis 500, we will have a worthy platform to further our mission."
Along with Davey Hamilton, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing will field three other entries in the Indianapolis 500 this year with Mike Conway, John Andretti and Milka Duno. The team will kick-off the month of May with rookie orientation as Davey will shake down the car for Mike Conway on Tuesday.