Cusick Motorsports founder and CEO Don Cusick says he and his team are really happy with the effort put in my Stefan Wilson in the No.24 CareKeepers Dreyer and Reinbold Racing with Cusick Motorsports Chevrolet.
Wilson will start Sunday’s 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge from 25th place with a speed of 231.648MPH.
Speaking following the action over qualifying weekend, Cusick said:
We’re really happy with the effort put in by Stefan Wilson and Dreyer & Reinbold Racing to get us to this point. “We saw a lot of big names on the bubble of making the show, and some big names eliminated, but we are solidly in the field. The No. 24 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Cusick Motorsports CareKeepers Chevrolet had a little more to speed to unlock in qualifying, but we have a lot to show on race day. We are starting on the ninth row from the inside, but I feel like we can move the car up pretty quick and show what we can do.”
Stefan Wilson was thankful to the effort of Dreyer and Reinbold Racing but felt that he had a little extra speed that could have been unlocked to get him closer to his teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay.
I am really thankful to everyone at Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and Cusick Motorsports for producing an amazing car. “I am a little disappointed as I made a small mistake on that final run and it cost us a couple of places on the grid, and I feel like this car deserved to be a little higher and closer to where my teammate Ryan [Hunter-Reay] is going to start. It’ll make things a little more challenging in the race coming from 25th, but we feel really confident with the race car and race trim. We’ll be giving it all we’ve got on race day.”
Wilson’s qualifying run was the fastest he has done at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to date and he will be hoping he and the team can move forward in Sunday’s 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.