British-born racing driver Stefan Wilson, the brother of Justin Wilson will return to the Indianapolis 500 later this month.

It was confirmed on Thursday that Stefan Wilson in partnership with DragonSpeed and his partner Cusick Motorsports will compete in the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday May 29.

Speaking about the news, Don Cusick said:

I’m so excited to be back at the event that ignited my passion for motorsports several decades ago. “To be partnered with a young, hungry and professional organization like DragonSpeed makes it all the better. Last year was an incredible first on-site experience for Cusick Motorsports and our partners, and we’re so glad to have them with us again. To have LOHLA SPORT and Sierra Pacific Windows returning as the primary and co-primary partners is just fantastic, and we’re excited to welcome GNARLY Jerky to this group as well. A big thank you to Jay Frye from INDYCAR, Team Chevy and Anders Krohn for being instrumental in putting this program together. We have some unfinished business from last year with Stefan Wilson and our partners, so we cannot wait to get the event going.”

The car which will be run by AJ Foyt Racing is the No.25 DragonSpeed Cusick Motorsports Chevrolet and speaking about the news, Elton Julien said:

This opportunity means so much to us. “Putting this program together with Don Cusick, Stefan Wilson, and the Cusick Motorsports partner group brings us back to Indy even earlier than we hoped, and a step closer to becoming a full-time INDYCAR team. With that target in our sights, I can tell you we are not coming to the Brickyard to make up the numbers – we’re here to resume our IndyCar learning curve and build on our experience from 2019 and 2020, and Stefan’s past performances as well. I know that Don and Stefan share our ambitions, and I’m grateful to AJ Foyt Racing and Larry Foyt’s racer spirit for helping make this effort possible through the use of their equipment. We also massively appreciate the support of Jay Frye at INDYCAR and Jim Campbell at Team Chevy. Adding the 500 to our IMSA commitments is complicated, but everyone at DragonSpeed is 100% up for the challenge of Indy.”

Stefan Wilson commented saying:

The journey to the 2022 Indianapolis 500 has been a rollercoaster ride for Cusick Motorsports, our partners and myself. A few short weeks ago it didn’t look like this was going to happen for us, but I’m so relieved all of the pieces came together to get another shot at this race. The Cusick Motorsports and DragonSpeed partnership couldn’t be a better fit and I know it’ll be a great combination for Indy this year, as well as for future opportunities. I’m also looking forward to joining Team Chevy and wearing a bow-tie this month. There are so many people I have to thank for making this happen for us. First and foremost, a big thank you to Don Cusick for believing in me and being by my side as we fought to make it back to the 500, Elton Julian and the DragonSpeed team for their commitment to join forces with us and a big thank you to Jay Frye and INDYCAR along with Jim Campbell and Chevrolet for their support in making this happen. Also a huge thanks to the partners making all this happen, LOHLA SPORT, GNARLY Premium Cut Jerky, Sierra Pacific Windows, ConnectDoc, Neptune Systems, Rayne Nutrition, Topping & Legnon Wines, and Mr. and Mrs. James Lowes.”

The No. 25 DragonSpeed/Cusick Motorsports Chevrolet will be supported by LOHLA SPORT, a new premium women’s golf-lifestyle apparel brand; Sierra Pacific Windows, building the most uncompromising windows and doors possible; GNARLY Premium Cut Jerky, carefully crafted and mouth-watering jerky;Neptune Systems, a market leader in aquarium technology products; ConnectDoc, facilitating communications, complex coordination, and continuity between patients, medical professionals, and health care systems; Rayne Nutrition, taking a scientific approach to pet food; Topping & Legnon Wine, offering a beautiful selection of reds, whites and rosé wines; and Mr. and Mrs. James Lowes, long time race fans who are excited about the opportunity to support the effort, along with DragonSpeed partner Rembrandt Charms.

The news means that we will have the usual 33 entries for the Greatest Spectacle In Racing.

AJ Fort Racing:

4. Dalton Kellett

11 J.R Hildebrand

14 Kyle Kirkwood

Andretti Autosport

26 Colton Herta

27 Alexander Rossi

28 Romain Grosjean

29 Devlin DeFrancesco

98 Marco Andretti

Chip Ganassi Racing

1 Tony Kanaan

8 Marcus Ericsson

9 Scott Dixon

10 Alex Palou

48 Jimmie Johnson

Arrow McLaren SP

5 Pato O’Ward

6 Juan Pablo Montoya

7 Felix Rosenqvist

Team Penske

2 Josef Newgarden

3 Scott McLaughlin

12 Will Power

Dreyer and Reinbold Racing

23 Santino Ferrucci

24 Sage Karam

Juncos Hollinger Racing

77 Callum Ilott

DragonSpeed Cusick Motorsports Chevrolet

25 Stefan Wilson

Dale Coyne Racing

18 David Malukas

51 Takuma Sato

Ed Carpenter Racing

20 Conor Daly

21 Rinus VeeKay

33 Ed Carpenter

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

15 Graham Rahal

30 Christian Lundgaard

45 Jack Harvey

Meyer Shank Racing

06 Helio Castroneves

60 Simon Pagenaud

Stefan Wilson will be on track on Tuesday May 17 for the opening day of practice for the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.

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