IndyCar: Davey Hamilton named managing director of Kingdom Racing

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Kingdom Racing has confirmed Davey Hamilton – who has had Kingdom Racing as a partner both in his recent Indianapolis 500 appearances as a driver and in separate roles as a Verizon IndyCar Series team co-owner – as its new managing director.

For those wondering who or what Kingdom Racing is, the brand identifies its mission as “to Deliver God’s Word Through Motorsports.”

Kingdom Racing debuted in 2008, in partnership with Vision Racing, as the first “faith-vision team” to ever compete in the Indianapolis 500. To date, they have seven years of proven race performance in drivers Hamilton, Simon Pagenaud, and Martin Plowman.

What this means more than anything is that Kingdom Racing, led by Hamilton, is now beginning the public and formal process of linking up with a team for the month of May and potentially further races in the IndyCar season.

Hamilton has made some undertones this offseason about partnering with another team, and this news confirms it.

“I’m really looking forward to being the Managing Director of Kingdom Racing,” Hamilton said in a  release. “We’ve accomplished so much over the past seven years and will continue to expand our footprint throughout motorsports in 2015.”

“First off, we will continue our affiliation with an IndyCar team for the Indy 500 and will continue our Miles of Smiles events at various locations around the United States. Kingdom Racing will also have a presence in other forms of motorsports in 2015 and we have many other exciting opportunities coming up.”

Keep an eye on this name in the weeks to come, and mark it down as another confirmed entry for this year’s Indianapolis 500.