The “Give Me Jesus Tour” featuring Building 429, Rhett Walker Band, Finding Favour and Carlos Whittaker will roll into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend on Sunday, May 12 as part of the opening weekend of the 97th Indianapolis 500.
Kingdom Racing, a Christian racing team launched in 2008, is partnering with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to present the “Give Me Jesus Tour” concert and other fan-focused activities on Sunday. The concert begins 4 p.m. on the Pagoda Stage.
“We are so excited to come be a part of what Kingdom Racing is doing in the Indy area. We’ve had a great tour so far and our lineup is something we’re really excited about,” said Building 429 frontman, Jason Roy.
Kingdom Racing’s outreach program combines the thrill of IndyCar races along with top Christian entertainment provided at trackside fan festivals and through personal VIP outreach with its “Miles of Smiles” ministry, which ministers to people experiencing difficulties or loss as identified and nominated through local organizations and churches.
“We are an IndyCar racing team with a unique mission to deliver God’s Word through motorsports,” said Kingdom Racing founder and co-owner George Del Canto. “We are thrilled to be able to partner with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to hold our first big event of the year at the most respected of all racetracks. We are praying that many fans and even the drivers themselves will be reached with the good news of Jesus Christ.”
Kingdom Racing has had five years of proven race performance with IndyCar drivers Davey Hamilton, Martin Plowman, Simon Pagenaud and Tristan Vautier. Together, they have run five consecutive Indianapolis 500 Mile Races and concluded their first full season of IndyCar competition in 2012.
Additionally, an IndyCar Series race car will be available on site for fans to have their pictures taken as well as autograph and question-and-answer sessions with Kingdom Racing drivers and other celebrities.
The concert is included in the $10 general admission for the day, which also features an Indianapolis 500 practice from noon to 6 p.m. Admission for Children under 12 is free when accompanied by an adult general admission ticket holder. For more information, visit www.KingdomRacing.net.
Nationwide, fans will also want to mark their calendars for other upcoming Kingdom Racing events. Two more Kingdom Racing Fan Festivals are scheduled for 2013, including an event on June 8 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth and on October 5-6 at the Grand Prix of Houston. The Miles of Smiles ministry will be in full operation at 10 races throughout the season, which run through October 19 with the MAV TV 500 IndyCar World Championships in Fontana, California.