Dreyer & Reinbold/Kingdom Racing have confirmed that they have signed Sage Karam to drive for them at the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 at the end of May.
The former Chip Ganassi Racing Team driver made his debut at the 2014 Indianapolis 500 with Dreyer & Reinbold coming from 31st place to end the race in ninth before being picked up Chip Ganassi for the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series where he drove the No.8 in a part time capacity.
The deal has been made possible with sponsorship from high profile performance car company Gas Monkey Garage who intend to use the profile of the Indianapolis 500, the biggest single day sporting event in the world as a platform to launch their new energy drink.
Speaking about the new partnership, 20 year old Karam commented by saying:
I’m really thrilled to be associated with Gas Monkey Garage for the 100th Indy 500, It’s exciting to return to the Dreyer & Reinbold – Kingdom team as well. We had a great run in 2014 at Indy. As a kid, Discovery Channel was one of my favorite stations and, mostly recently, I really got into the ‘Fast N’ Loud’ show with the Gas Monkey Garage guys. I love cars and these guys are fun to watch. So I can’t wait to work with them and drive the Gas Monkey Special in May.
Dennis Reinbold, owner of Dreyer & Reinbold commented on the announcement by saying:
We are extremely excited and proud to partner with Gas Monkey Garage, We’ve been working very hard since last year’s 500 to build a strong commercial and competitive program for the 100th Running. We believe Sage Karam is a very talented driver and we can’t wait for the month of May. The Gas Monkey Garage brand is known worldwide and bringing them to the Indianapolis 500 for the first time is a thrill. With my family’s history at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, this new venture continues Dreyer & Reinbold’s legacy at the Indy 500 and we believe we’ll have an excellent chance to run at the front of the field on May 30.
Kingdom Racing Managing Director Davey Hamilton stated:
We, at Kingdom Racing, are extremely excited to be joining Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and Sage Karam for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, “We have past experience with Sage and have confidence we can be contenders for the win.