Sponsorship Key To More IndyCar Events For Dreyer & Reinbold
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing co-Owner Dennis Reinbold said that sponsorship money is the "lone thing" holding the team from a "more expansive program" as soon as this year's IndyCar season, according to Nathan Brown of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. Reinbold's team "will participate in a minimum of three races" this year with driver Sage Karam, after running as an "Indy 500-only team" for the last six seasons. Those races "will include St. Pete, Toronto and the 500, along with a planned second car in the 500 that the team has fielded each of the past two Mays" at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Reinbold said that results in those races "could open even more doors." Brown writes the "fact that sponsorship money and dedication is on the rise for Reinbold's team is a testament to his resolve and faith in playing the short game for more than half a decade." The "green light" for Reinbold eventually "came in sponsorship meetings this offseason." Reinbold said that those meetings "took place before the stunning reveal of Roger Penske's purchase of IMS and the IndyCar series from Hulman and Co." Reinbold said that the team "plans to unveil its full sponsorship plan" for '20 in the coming weeks. He said that their plans outline a "very targeted step in eventually returning to full time" (INDIANAPOLIS STAR, 1/10).