IRL: Davey Hamilton Texas Preview

Davey Hamilton Ready To Race In The Lonestar State Albuquerque, NM June 7, 1999 - Davey Hamilton and his Galles Racing Crew are ready to tackle Texas Motor Speedway at the Longhorn 500k on June 12 at Texas Motor Speedway. Hamilton, pilot the ...

Davey Hamilton Ready To Race In The Lonestar State

Albuquerque, NM June 7, 1999 - Davey Hamilton and his Galles Racing Crew are ready to tackle Texas Motor Speedway at the Longhorn 500k on June 12 at Texas Motor Speedway. Hamilton, pilot the #9 Galles Racing Spinal Conquest, feels that his team is ready for a win.

"We finally were able to test last week in Colorado, and that is the first real testing we have done all year. Indy was tough on us because we did not have a lot of seat time in the car, and while other teams were trimming out their cars we were still setting ours up.

The team has worked extremely hard to get to where we are right now, and I feel that we are finally in our groove. I enjoy working with Alan Mertens, our engineer, and I think that we will be competitive in Texas," says Hamilton.

Hamilton , who finished 7th at Texas last year after starting in the 8th position says that Texas is a challenge in regards for setting up the car for the race.

"Last year the cars were faster during the race than they were in qualifying. So, it is going to be important for us to come up with a good race set up that will keep us fast all night. The track is pretty smooth and quick, so we are hoping that we will be right up there with everyone else," says Hamilton.

Hamilton's primary sponsor for 1999 is Spinal Conquest, which is a spinal cord injury foundation that is raising money to cure paralysis through motorsports. The foundation is based in Dallas, and Hamilton is hoping that the exposure the team receives in Texas will benefit the foundation.

"This sponsorship is unique, and as a team we really want to help raise awareness and funds for Spinal Cord Injury Research. We have received a lot of positive feedback from people about our program, and I think that with continued exposure and support from companies like the Speedway Club at Texas Motor Speedway, we can achieve our goals both on the track and off," says Hamilton.

Race fans can watch Davey Hamilton as he takes to the track at Texas Motor Speedway for the Longhorn 500k on June 12 live on Fox Sports Net starting at 6:30 p.m. central time.

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