Hunter-Reay joins Dreyer & Reinbold for Indy 500

The 2012 IndyCar champion, who has 18 Indy car wins to his name used to be a fixture at Indianapolis Motor Speedway from his sixth-put make for Rahal Letterman Lanigan in 2008 except 2021, his 12th launch for Andretti Autosport.

Hunter-Reay has started from the Indy entrance row twice and has accrued six high-10 finishes. But his overcome Helio Castroneves by a mere 0.06sec in 2014, after an myth warfare in the closing laps, got here after he licensed simplest 19th.

“I’m thrilled to bear Ryan Hunter-Reay join our lineup for the 2023 Indianapolis 500,” said Dennis Reinbold, team owner of DRR, who has entered 45 autos in the Memorial Day Weekend classic since 2000. “Ryan is a confirmed winner on the Speedway and is a deal proficient driver who’s a sizable addition to our team for this year’s 500.”

DRR is coming off back-to-back high 10 finishes at Indianapolis with Story Karam (2021) and Santino Ferrucci (’22). Its most attention-grabbing result used to be fourth in 2012 with Oriol Servia on the wheel.

Hunter-Reay, who has been absent from an IndyCar cockpit since shedding his Andretti roam on the cease of ’21, said: “I’ve been alive to to half this data for somewhat some time. This partnership with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing items a selected opportunity for me and I will be succesful to’t wait to salvage back heading in the correct route at IMS.

“I in actuality feel laser-focused and energized. The Indy 500 isn’t correct a motor bustle, for me; it’s a strategy of life.

“I was extremely attracted to the incontrovertible truth that DRR is a streamlined program that puts all of its vitality into the month of Would possibly additionally. I boom you might be ready to claim I’m going back to my roots, concerned with how I started my IndyCar occupation with smaller groups that took the fight to the bigger efforts and won.

“For folk that explore at DRR’s file at Indy and their impressive fresh outcomes, the pool of proficient engineers and crew; or no longer it’s far a splendid fit.

“Dennis Reinbold embodies all the pieces the Indy 500 is set. He is, indisputably, one amongst the Indy 500’s most passionate entrants. I explore ahead to working with him, the full team, and my teammate Stefan Wilson.”

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