Indy 500: Vision Racing rookie orientation wrap-up

HAMILTON AGAIN PILOTS VISION RACING'S DEBUT AT INDIANAPOLIS FOR 92ND RUNNING SPEEDWAY, Indiana - For the second straight year in a row, Davey Hamilton has piloted the first Vision Racing car at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the month of...

HAMILTON AGAIN PILOTS VISION RACING'S DEBUT AT INDIANAPOLIS FOR 92ND RUNNING

SPEEDWAY, Indiana - For the second straight year in a row, Davey Hamilton has piloted the first Vision Racing car at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the month of May. This year it was his No. 22 The Computer is Personal Again/HP and Kingdom Racing sponsored machine in preparation for the 92nd running of the Indianapolis 500.

In what was a sun-drenched day at the famed Brickyard, Hamilton completed a total of 38 laps in his Honda powered Dallara to complete his refresher course.

Hamilton was the only driver of the Vision Racing trio of pilots to take to the 2.5-mile oval today as this was the second day of a two-day rookie orientation program and refresher opportunity for those who are not regular race competitors.

Hamilton has 49 IndyCar Series starts, 13 top fives, 23 top 10s and 76 laps led and is making just his second return to the IndyCar Series since being sidelined by an accident in 2001. The two-time Series runner-up will be making his eighth career start at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway where he has a best finish of fourth place. Last year driving for Vision Racing he finished in the ninth position.

On Tuesday, Hamilton will be joined by teammates Ed Carpenter and A.J. Foyt IV for practice.

Davey Hamilton - No. 22 The Computer is Personal Again/HP/Kingdom Racing - Vision Racing Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"We almost broke 220 mph the car is great actually. A lot has changed from last year so when we first got out there it was a matter of getting comfortable and figuring things out again. I don't know if you are ever comfortable when you are going 220 mph but it was sure nice to be back in the Vision car. We took a little downforce out of the car and I started to feel it so I think we'll have a good platform to go from in tomorrow's practice with Ed (Carpenter) and AJ (Foyt IV). It was a really good start and nice to start off in the top ten."

-credit: vr

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series IndyCar
Drivers Davey Hamilton , Ed Carpenter