Country Music Star Gilbert To Ride Along With Karam In Indy 500

May 6, 2014 - box office

Country Music Star Gilbert To Ride Along With Karam In Indy 500

Country song hostess Brantley Gilbert will try his possess chronicle of a “Memorial Day Double” during Indianapolis and Charlotte.

 

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Gilbert, a 2013 Academy of Country Music (ACM) New Male Artist, will accoutre a No. 22 Dreyer Reinbold Kingdom Racing Chevrolet of rookie Sage Karam for a 98th using of a Indianapolis 500 during Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 25.

In addition, Comfort Revolution and Gilbert will also be on Jamie McMurray’s No. 1 Cessna Chevrolet SS during a Coca-Cola 600 during Charlotte Motor Speedway on a same day.

“It is not mostly that we get to work with someone like Brantley Gilbert, who is not usually a competition fan though also has copiousness of fans in racing,” Chip Ganassi Racing Teams President Steve Lauletta said. “It is good to have a ability to be means to do something large opposite mixed forms of racing all during one time. We are also anxious to be means to lower a relations with Big Machine Records and Comfort Revolution. They have been good partners of a group for some time now. There is zero that pleases us some-more than when partners continue to see adequate value in operative with us that they wish to reinvest in a program.”

Gilbert, who has 4 No. 1 singles as an artist and songwriter, including a gold approved “Bottoms Up,” a lead singular from his stirring manuscript JUST AS we AM slated for recover on May 19, was on palm as Karam assimilated 4 other Indianapolis 500 rookies on a 2.5-mile oval for a Rookie Orientation Program that puts an importance on unchanging automobile control during 3 speed levels.

Mikhail Aleshin, Jack Hawksworth, Martin Plowman and Carlos Huertas assimilated Kurt Busch as drivers privileged to join in for full-scale use that starts May 11. Qualifications are May 17-18.

The 19-year-old from Nazareth, Pa., who warranted a 2013 Indy Lights championship, evenly pushed by a phases in his car.

“At initial (race engineer) Jeff Britton told me we was going to do an implement path (in a morning) and when we came in we pronounced to (team owner) Dennis (Reinbold), ‘Come on, that’s a biggest provoke we could ever give a new driver,’ so he let me go by Phase 1,” Karam said. “It was a dream come true. we remember entrance to a competition for a initial time with my father when we was 9 or 10 years old, only walking by a hovel and meditative that we wish to win this competition one day.

“Now that that’s a existence and we have a event to validate it’s an extraordinary feeling.”

Karam won 3 races final deteriorate on a approach to apropos a eighth rookie to win a Indy Lights pretension and a youngest. At age 15, he won a USF2000 Championship as good as a Rookie of a Year award. He entered Star Mazda in 2011, winning Rookie of a Year and afterwards going on to finish third in a standings in 2012. He’s a initial motorist to contest in all levels of a Mazda Road to Indy program.

“It’s a unequivocally cold feeling to be a initial motorist to come by a Mazda Road to Indy program,” pronounced Karam, who will skip his comparison promenade during Nazareth Area High School for a event to validate for a 500 Mile Race. “It unequivocally shows how a module unequivocally works and I’m unequivocally looking brazen to competing in a Indianapolis 500.

“Crossing a bricks, it’s roughly like an exclamation indicate on how we got here. we remember racing in Fontana final year on my final path to explain a Indy Lights pretension we had flashbacks to all that it took to get there and a sacrifices, a good times and bad times with me and my Dad roving opposite a nation in a 1990 china pickup truck.

“It shows that a normal American can unequivocally make his dream come true.”

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