Dennis Reinbold, owner of the DRR IndyCar Series team says they are excited to be going back to road course racing with Sage Karam after 13 years.
It was announced on Tuesday that Karam will compete in the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course on July 4.
Karam had been due to contest an expanded IndyCar Series schedule with DRR this season however the COVID 19 global pandemic put that plan on ice.
Speaking to IndyCar.com Dennis Reinbold said:
We had planned to compete in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES season opener at St. Petersburg with the expansion of the WIX Filters partnership. Then the COVID-19 pandemic came about, and we were put on hold. With some of the COVID-19 restrictions being lifted now, we felt that running Sage and the WIX Filters Chevy at the GMR Grand Prix at the Speedway would fit our racing plans. It’s been seven years since we’ve competed in a road or street course or anything outside of the Indy oval. And the Indy 500 has been postponed until August now too. But we are very excited to come back to IMS for the Grand Prix.”
Karam who competed in the IndyCar Series iRacing Challenge earlier this year said:
Dennis and his Dreyer & Reinbold team have been so loyal to my racing career and I can’t thank them enough for their support. “I look at Dennis as almost like a second father. I can go to him about anything. He’s one of the good guys of motorsports. I feel like I’ve been lucky and blessed to be able to come into this team as well as with a great partner like WIX Filters. I have been with them many years too.”