Karam To Compete In The Indianapolis 500 With Dreyer & Reinbold
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing announced on Thursday that Sage Karam will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on May 26.
The event marks Karam’s sixth Indianapolis 500.
Speaking about the news he said:
That’s been our goal, to see how we can take an Indy 500 program to the next level and maybe run a half season to full season at some point. I’ve been working hard with them to see what we can do. The first line of business is always to get the Indy 500 deal done. Everything else after that is what we’re shooting for. A lot of it comes down to how we run at the speedway. For a small team, if you do see me do additional races, it would be more of the street circuits and permanent (road) circuits because the ovals are a bit higher risk.”
It is possible that Karam could compete in more than just the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
Karam went on to say:
When you do well at the speedway, you know you’ve had a really strong day because so many factors go into having a good day there. “It’s unfortunate that things went the way they did. It took us out of the race, which stinks because being a one-off Indy effort, if things don’t go your way, you’ve got to wait a whole year. I put a lot of pressure on myself to perform because that’s the only time I get to show what I have. It is more pressure for me to get going there, but the team always does well there and it’s unfortunate how it all played out.”
The 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge takes place on May 26.