Dreyer & Reinbold Racing confirmed on Thursday that they have signed Sage Karam to race for them at the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on May 28.
In the historic 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil last year, Karam went from 23rd place to fourth however contact with another car saw him hit the wall and retire from the race and ended the event classified in 32nd place.
Speaking about Karam’s return, team owner Dennis Reinbold commented by saying:
We are very pleased to have Sage back with our Dreyer & Reinbold Racing team for the 2017 Indy 500. “We have had two sensational showings at the 500 with Sage in 2014 and 2016. His impressive runs give the team great confidence in returning to the 500 this year. Sage has worked well with the engineering staff and the crew and his approach to the (Indianapolis Motor) Speedway setups have been outstanding as his speed has shown.
Speaking about his return to the Indianapolis 500, Karam commented by saying:
I’m really excited to be back with Dennis and the Dreyer & Reinbold Racing team for the Indianapolis 500 this May. “Trying to win the 500 as a one-off team is certainly a big challenge, but I’m confident in this team and their ability to field a race car that can win this race.
“I’ll be working with the same engineers and the same pit crew from the last two races at Indy with DRR,” added Karam, “and I trust that we can build upon that continuity and ride that momentum to the double checkers and into Victory Lane.
Practice for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 gets underway on May 15 with qualifying for the race taking place on May 20/21 while the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil takes place on May 28.