INDIANAPOLIS – Another Indianapolis 500 entry is going to be announced on Thursday, as Dreyer & Reinbold Racing is set to announce that Sage Karam is set to drive their No. 24 Chevrolet for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. Karma, 22, will enter his fifth Indy 500, four of which have been with DRR. He won the “Hard Charger Award” as rookie competitor in the 2015 Indy 500 and put on a sensational drive from 23rd to fourth in 2016 before retiring from the event on Lap 94 in DRR machinery. Karam won the Indy Lights championship in 2013.
He’s been actively pursuing a full-time return to the series since he wasn’t retained by Chip Ganassi Racing in 2015. Unfortunately, he was pushed to sports cars a year ago. He did make return to Indy for the 500 only, but after losing his sports car ride with Lexus, he’s going all out for more IndyCar appearances than just Indy.
First up though is the 500.
Karam will take the No. 24 DRR Dallara Indy car to the IMS oval for the first time on Tuesday, May 15, when practice rounds open on the famed oval. Qualifying for the 102nd running of the Indy 500 is set for Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20. The start for this year’s Indianapolis 500-Mile Race is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. ET Sunday, May 27.
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.
The Dreyer and Reinbold family has an impressive legacy at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway dating back to the 1920s with legendary car builder Floyd “Pop” Dreyer. Dreyer’s grandson, Dennis Reinbold, has served as a car owner in the Indy 500 since 1999 and has recorded four top-10 finishes including a best of fourth in 2012.
Wix Filters will sponsor the car for the Month of May.