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Sage Karam to Drive for Dreyer & Reinbold in 101st 500

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter

Sage Karam will return to Dreyer & Reinbold Racing for another go at the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

The Nazareth, Pennsylvania native will be making his fourth start in the 500 and his third for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in the team’s No. 24 entry. A gap in Karam’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship commitments with 3GT Racing allows for him to compete in the entire month of May.

The 2013 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tire champion finished ninth after starting 31st in his rookie race with the team in 2014. He was on pace for a potential top five last year until contact with Townsend Bell sent him into the Turn 2 wall.

“I’m really excited to be back with Dennis and the Dreyer & Reinbold Racing team for the Indianapolis 500 this May,” said Karam. “Trying to win the 500 as a one-off team is certainly a big challenge, but I’m confident in this team and their ability to field a race car that can win this race.”

“I’ll be working with the same engineers and the same pit crew from the last two races at Indy with DRR and I trust that we can build upon that continuity and ride that momentum to the double checkers and into Victory Lane.”

He has raced for Chip Ganassi Racing on a limited basis in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2015, with a best finish of third place at Iowa Speedway. His run at Indy that year ended on the first lap and he finished 32nd.

Dreyer & Reinbold will be making their 17th start in the 500 dating back to 2000. They have a best finish of fourth in 2012 with veteran Oriol Servia at the wheel.

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Josh Farmer joined the media center in 2012 after first discovering his love of IndyCar racing in 2004 at Auto Club Speedway. He has been an accredited member of the IndyCar media center since 2014 and also contributes to IndyCar.com along with The Motorsports Tribune.

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