DREYER & REINBOLD RACING, KINGDOM RACING AND DAVEY HAMILTON JOIN FORCES FOR 2009 INDIANAPOLIS 500
Indianapolis, IN (April 17, 2009) - Dreyer & Reinbold Racing announced today that they have joined forces with Kingdom Racing and Hewlett Packard to run racing veteran Davey Hamilton for the 93rd running of the Indianapolis 500.
"We are excited to be partnering with Davey Hamilton, Kingdom Racing and Hewlett Packard on this program for the month of May. This is just another example of how Dreyer and Reinbold Racing continues to grow. Our off-season improvement with research and development, and our investments commercially will hopefully help us in a great end result for the Indy 500," said co-owner Dennis Reinbold.
After making the announcement in Long Beach, the three entities announced that they will combine efforts to field the No. 44 Honda-powered IndyCar for Hamilton, who will be competing for the first time with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. The 46 year old will pilot the Hewlett Packard livery "Touch the Future now" during the month of May.
"Having known Dennis Reinbold and Robbie Buhl since I started running IndyCar, I'm very excited about teaming with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing this May. We've talked about working together in the past and now that Larry Curry is at DRR, my history with him at Vision Racing will help to tie everything together giving me a better chance to be as competitive as ever. I'm also grateful that Hewlett-Packard is returning for their third year with me and my association with Kingdom Racing, now in its second year, really opens up a long term opportunity for new sponsor relationships while giving me a ton of confidence in knowing what we have combined with the guys at Dreyer & Reinbold Racing."
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."
Kingdom Racing's mission is to deliver God's word through Motor Sports. Their goal is to form a full time IndyCar Series team and, combined with the help of national Christian ministries, reach 1,000,000, men for Jesus Christ. In 2008, Kingdom Racing made history as the first faith-vision organization to ever compete in the 100 years of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Through their second Indy 500 appearance this year, the team hopes to capture national attention with potential partners to execute this mission.
Partnering with Hamilton for a third 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.
Along with Davey Hamilton, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing will field two other entries in the Indianapolis 500 this year. The team will kick-off the month of May with rookie orientation for Mike Conway the first weekend of the month.