Dreyer & Reinbold Racing working on IndyCar comeback

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing working on IndyCar comeback


Dreyer & Reinbold Racing working on IndyCar comeback


Dreyer & Reinbold Racing was a fixture in the IndyCar Series before a budget-related pause forced an end to their 2013 activities after Oriol Servia placed 11th for the team in May at the Indy 500 (LEFT).

DRR partnered with Panther Racing after switching from Lotus to Chevy power in 2012, racing under the Panther DRR banner, and with the program sitting idle, team co-owner Dennis Reinbold tells RACER DRR could be back in 2014 under a similar partnership, albeit with a different team.

?We’re talking with a lot of different people right now, and don’t want to give too much away because we’re still negotiating,? he said. ?It’s going to take a little while to see if it’s all going to work out.?

It’s believed DRR is talking to Ed Carpenter Racing about some form of alliance, and while Reinbold (LEFT) declined to name the teams he’s been in contact with, he did explain some of the options in front of him.

?It may be something simple like leasing our shop ” where we aren’t sure yet how much DRR as a team is going to be involved, but it could also be a lot more than just housing another team,? he added. ?I’ve kept most of our employees, I have all of our equipment to run and we’ve said all along we’re going to run Indy next year, so if we can get back ” full time or even part time ” we hope to be able to do so with a good partner team.?

Reinbold has also continued his search to find sponsors for the No. 22 Chevy.

?For us to come back and do Indy is an easy thing, but we’ve really been focused on trying to find sponsors that will allow us to do more races,? he continued. ?I’d like to do the season in a bigger and better way because it’s hard to show up at Indy and think you’re going to challenge the full-time guys. That’s a hard position to be in, so if we can get back and start the season off and run through Indy, at least, that would be a great place to start for us.
?And then we’ll see how much more we can put in place, hopefully, to run beyond Indy. A lot is up in the air right now, but we’re working hard to put Dreyer & Reinbold Racing back out there where we want to be in the IndyCar Series.?