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Hamilton Jr. Teams Up with Team Pelfrey

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Just like there’s special one-offs for the Indianapolis 500, the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires has the same for the Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Team Pelfrey announced on Monday that Davey Hamilton Jr. will race for them in the series’ premiere event.

“I am extremely happy to join Team Pelfrey and be part of a great operation in my preparation for my first Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” said the oval rookie. “We have a rookie test at Kentucky on Monday and I am looking forward to acquaint myself with the car and crew. Huge thank you everyone that is helping me along this journey. ”

The 21-year-old made his Indy Lights debut in 2016 in the final two events of the year at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and will now run the IMS oval for the first time in his career. He hasn’t been staying away from racing during the lay-off, though, with his resume including the Robby Gordon Stadium Super Truck series, Sprint Cars and USAC Silver Crown series.

“We are really pleased to welcome Davey to the Team Pelfrey Family,” said Gary Neal, team manager of Team Pelfrey Indy Lights. “We have been talking for a couple years and I am happy that we finally put this program together to run the 2018 Freedom 100. We are working on securing more races for 2018 and also the full 2019 campaign.”

The team tested at Kentucky Speedway on Monday as part of the series’ open test.

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