Saturday, May 28, 2011

Nampa Driver Set to Drive in "Greatest Spectacle in Racing"

Posted By on Sat, May 28, 2011 at 7:00 AM

Nampa's Davey Hamilton will be starting his engine in the 15th slot (in the fifth row) for tomorrow's running of the Indianapolis 500. Hamilton is still looking for his first win at the Brickyard. He ran as high as second in the 1997 Indy 500 before finishing sixth. He led three laps in 1998 and finished fourth.

Hamilton is one of 33 men and women drivers in the 95th running of what is dubbed "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing." The official attendance is never disclosed, but seating capacity is more than 250,000 and infield seating raises capacity to an approximate 400,000. Though this year is the 95th race, 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the first Indianapolis 500. The race was suspended during both world wars.

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