Dreyer and Reinbold Racing has confirmed Sage Karam will make his first start of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series at the GMR Grand Prix in Indianapolis on July 4.
The 25-year-old will make his return to the No.24 WIX Filters car for the first time with the DRR outfit at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, his first time driving the road course layout.
While IndyCar had been put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Pennsylvania-born driver took part in the iRacing challenge competition and took a comfortable win at the opening round at Watkins Glen.
“Dennis and his Dreyer & Reinbold team have been so loyal to my racing career and I can’t thank them enough for their support,” said Karam.
“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.”
DRR will also be making its first appearance on a circuit other than the Indianapolis oval since the 2013 Sao Paulo Indy 300 where former driver, Oriol Servia, finished fourth.
“We had planned to compete in the NTT IndyCar Series season opener at St. Petersburg with the expansion of the WIX Filters partnership,” added Team Owner Dennis Reinbold.
“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.”