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Davey Hamilton’s racing career almost ended on June 9, 2001 following a devastating crash at the Texas Motor Speedway. After 21 operations and two years of rehabilitation in which he nearly lost his legs, Davey returned to IndyCar racing at the 91st running of the Indianapolis 500 in May 2007 and finished 9th.
Davey’s strong faith and determination to once again race in the 500 were instrumental in securing a partnership with Kingdom Racing. Together, Davey and Kingdom Racing ran 4 consecutive Indy 500 mile races from 2008 to 2011. Kingdom Racing/Davey Hamilton competed in three IndyCar races in 2011, including the Indianapolis “Centennial” 500 Mile Race on May 29th. The other two races were Texas and Las Vegas. In 2012, Davey moved into the ownership role as Co-owner of Kingdom Racing and formed Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports along with INDYCAR veteran Sam Schmidt. The combination was highly successful, resulting in the team’s three full seasons and hosting four wins, one pole position and finishing fifth, third, and fifth in the IndyCar Championship Series from 2012-2014. Today, Davey Hamilton is the Managing Director of Kingdom Racing.