IRL: Indy500: Special thanks from Hamilton for Brayton Award

During my racing career I have accomplished many things, winning races, championships, competing in every IRL event, running six Indy 500's but this past Sunday evening at the Indianapolis 500 banquet I was extremely honored to be the 2001...

During my racing career I have accomplished many things, winning races, championships, competing in every IRL event, running six Indy 500's but this past Sunday evening at the Indianapolis 500 banquet I was extremely honored to be the 2001 recipient of the Scott Brayton Award. It is a tremendous compliment to win an award that signifies the passion and dedication that Scott Brayton had at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is that kind of dedication and passion that I feel every year when I set foot at the famed Brickyard. My memories of Scott are filled with how he enjoyed every moment at the speedway, working hard to get every mph out of his car, at the race that meant so much to him and always having a smile at the end of the day.

I would like to thank the Scott Brayton Award Committee for selecting me. It's an award that I will always cherish. In closing thank you to Tony George, Bob Reif, Brian Barnhardt, and the entire IRL staff, your vision has made it possible for racers like myself to reach our dream to race the INDY 500. I have been fortunate to start every IRL event in its history and hope to keep that streak going for many years.

- Davey Hamilton

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