As previously reported by RACER, Sage Karam will join Dreyer & Reinbold Racing for its two-car Chevy-powered Indy 500 effort, marking the fifth 500 attempt for the 2013 Indy Lights champion and fourth with DRR. A formal announcement is set for Thursday morning.
Karam, who turns 23 on Monday, won the Hard Charger Award as a rookie in the 2015 Indy 500 for Chip Ganassi Racing and drove from 23rd to fourth in 2016 before retiring on lap 94 in DRR machinery. He finished ninth for DRR in 2014 and 28th in 2017.
His teammate is expected be JR Hildebrand, who made his first IndyCar start with DRR in 2010.
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, which has entered and qualified 36 cars in the Indy 500 dating back to 1999, has run single-car entries in the Indy 500 for the past six years after being a multi-car operation through 2011.