Dreyer & Reinbold Racing

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Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
Owner(s) Dennis Reinbold
Base Carmel, Indiana, USA
Series Verizon IndyCar Series
Global Rallycross
Race drivers 24. Sage Karam
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Career
Drivers' Championships 0
Race victories 1 (Walt Disney World Speedway 2000 - Robbie Buhl)
Pole positions 2

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing is an automotive racing organization that competed in the open wheel IndyCar Series from 2000 to 2013 and currently competing in the Global Rallycross Championship. The team is co-owned by former driver Robbie Buhl, who owns the team with Indianapolis BMW, Infiniti, Volkswagen and Maserati dealer Dennis Reinbold. Off the track, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing (DRR) have spent thousands of hours as the national spokesperson & advocate for "Racing for Kids," a national youth charitable foundation. On behalf of "Racing for Kids," DRR has visited more than 20,000 children in over 400 hospitals worldwide, and raised nearly $5 million for local children's health initiatives.[1]

2000–2006 Indy Racing League / IndyCar Series[edit]

Founded in 2000, DRR was one of the few teams that consistently ran the Infiniti engine until they left the series, then switched to Chevrolet and finally to Honda in 2005. When Buhl retired from the cockpit in 2004, he placed Felipe Giaffone in the cockpit, followed by Roger Yasukawa with financial backing from Honda. With Honda backing gone for 2006, some doubted if the team would continue, as Buhl had consistently stated that if running the team did not make financial sense, he would shut it down. However, sponsorship was found and the team named 2000 series champion Buddy Lazier their primary driver. In 2002 the team ran a second car for Sarah Fisher, who became the first woman in North American motorsports history to win the pole position for a major-league open-wheel race, earning the pole at Kentucky Speedway. In the 2006 Indianapolis 500, the team's second car was driven by Al Unser, Jr..

The team's only win came in their debut race, 2000 IRL season opener at Walt Disney World Speedway, when Buhl stunned the series with a win from the 22nd starting position. In 2006 the team scored their best finish in years when Ryan Briscoe showed a great turn of speed in the wet at Watkins Glen International to get on the podium. During that time, other good results in the season were few and far between.

The team's #15 car driven by Buddy Rice in practice for the 2008 Indianapolis 500

2007–2009 IndyCar Series[edit]

For 2007 the team has recruited two ex-Fernandez Racing engineers and added a new sponsor. On January 31, 2007, 2004 Indianapolis 500 winner Buddy Rice and Sarah Fisher would drive for the team. Rice brought in respectable performances, finishing 9th in points with three top-five finishes. Fisher struggled to 17th place in points after playing second fiddle to the "A Team" often being given less than par equipment. Fisher announced in late 2007 that she would leave the team due to lack of commitment from the team to her efforts.[citation needed]

Rice returned to the team in 2008 while the team's second car was shared by Milka Duno and Townsend Bell, with all three drivers competing in the 2008 Indianapolis 500. Both Rice and Bell finished in the top-10 (8th and 10th respectively) while Duno finished 19th in the race. Rice finished 16th in points with a best finish of fourth at Watkins Glen.

2009 saw Dreyer & Reinbold bring on a completely new driver lineup from 2008. Joining the team full-time was British rookie Mike Conway, who most had previously competed in the GP2 Series. A second full-time entry was shared between Darren Manning (two races), Milka Duno, and Tomas Scheckter. In addition, Roger Yasukawa also returned to the team for the race at Twin Ring Motegi. The team also fielded cars for Richard Petty Motorsports driven by John Andretti and for Kingdom Racing and driver Davey Hamilton in the 2009 Indianapolis 500. The cars of Duno, Andretti, and Conway all struggled to qualify but made the field on bump day, the final day of qualifications. Conway, Andretti, and Duno were the last-placed cars running at the finish in the 18th, 19th, and 20th positions respectively. Throughout the rest of the season, Conway struggled for consistency, only finishing nine of the seventeen races, but was fast at times on the road courses, finishing on the podium in third at Infineon Raceway.

2010–2011 Izod IndyCar Series[edit]

On 2 February 2010 it was announced that Justin Wilson would be joining Dreyer & Reinbold Racing for the 2010 IndyCar season in the #22 Z-Line Designs car. Wilson was to be partnered throughout the season by returning driver Mike Conway.[2] For the opening race in Brazil they were joined by Ana Beatriz.[3] For the 94th running of the Indianapolis 500 the team was expanded to run four cars for Tomas Scheckter and Ana Beatriz.[4] After Conway was sidelined for an accident in the closing stages of the Indy 500, Wilson was partnered by Tomas Scheckter, Graham Rahal and Paul Tracy. It was announced that he will be joined by J. R. Hildebrand who will make his Indycar debut at Mid-Ohio.[5] The Toronto event was Wilson's breakthrough event of the season, after being in the top two in each of the three practice sessions, he dominated qualifying. Wilson made it to the Firestone Fast Six shootout without using a single set of the faster red walled (alternate compound) tires, and easily took the pole for the race after posting a record lap time of 1:00.2710s.[6] Wilson went on to lead much of the race, however after losing grip coming off of turn 11 on a restart late in the race, his car spun and relinquished the lead to Will Power. Even after Wilson found himself pointing the wrong way in turn 8, he was able to rebound to a seventh-place finish.[7]

After healing, Conway left DRR for Andretti Autosport for the 2011 IndyCar season and was replaced by rookie Ana Beatriz and her sponsor Petroleo Ipiranga. On 11 November 2010 an announcement was made confirming Wilson would remain with Dreyer & Reinbold for a second year.[8]

2012 Izod IndyCar Series[edit]

On November 17, 2011, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and Group Lotus PLC announced that DRR would serve as a Lotus factory partner team. Additionally, the historic auto manufacturer provided DRR entries with its new Lotus IndyCar V-6 racing engine for the 2012 IndyCar season.[9] On January 17, 2012 the team announced Oriol Servia as the teams full-time entry [10]

On April 23, Dreyer & Reinbold and Lotus mutually agreed to end their existing engine contract. Subsequently, on May 7, the team announced a strategic alliance with Panther Racing to provide technical support as well as use of the second Chevrolet engine contract held by Panther. The team's performance dramatically improved, with back to back top-5 finishes at Indy and Detroit. Servia would finish the season with 3 more top 10s, eventually finishing 13th in points.

2013 Izod IndyCar Series[edit]

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Continued their partnership with Panther Racing for the 2013 season with driver Oriol Servia, however the team decided to withdraw from the 2013 season after the Indianapolis 500[11] due to lack of sponsorship. The decision will not affect Panther Racing.

Part-time team[edit]

After the 2013 Indianapolis 500, the team cut its staff and pulled out of IndyCar competition due to losing its primary sponsorship. The team made its return in the 2014 Indianapolis 500 with the help of Kingdom Racing with driver Sage Karam. Despite starting 31st, Karam would finish 9th. Townsend Bell was the Dreyer & Reinbold Kingdom Racing driver in the 2015 Indianapolis 500, finishing 14th. Sage Karam returned for the 2016 Indianapolis 500, crashing midway through the race.

In 2017, Karam drove for Dreyer & Reinbold Kingdom Racing at the Indianapolis 500, retiring with mechanical problemas. In addition, Reinbold became a technical partner of Harding Racing, who entered Gabby Chaves at the three 500 milers.

Past and Present Drivers[edit]

Racing results[edit]

Complete Indycar results[edit]

(key)

Year Chassis Engine Drivers No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Pts Pos Pos
2000 WDW PHX LSV INDY TXS PPIR ATL KTY TXS
G-Force GF05 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 United States Steve Knapp 23 19 38th 11
United States Robbie Buhl 24 1* 7 5 26 8th 190
Infiniti VRH35ADE V8 18 23 6 13 18
2001 PHX HMS ATL INDY TXS PPIR RIR KAN NSH KTY GAT CHI TXS
G-Force GF05B Infiniti VRH35ADE V8 United States Robbie Buhl 24 11 24 20 15 21 3 9 21 13 9 5 22 3 12th 237
2002 HMS PHX FON NAZ INDY TXS PPIR RIR KAN NSH MCH KTY GAT CHI TXS
G-Force GF05C Infiniti VRH35ADE V8 United States Robbie Buhl 22 12 13 DNS 16 20 23 13 21 21 24 10 6 20 18 17th 177
United States Sarah Fisher 23 4 24 16 14 22 8 8 20 22 11 18th 161
United States Memo Gidley 24 21 46th 9
2003 HMS PHX MOT INDY TXS PPIR RIR KAN NSH MCH GAT KTY NAZ CHI FON TXS
Dallara IR-03 Chevrolet Indy V8 United States Robbie Buhl 22 19 12 10 23 22 15 15 12 21 13 12 7 9 10 12 11 14th 261
United States Sarah Fisher 23 15 8 23 31 15 20 19 11 20 15 13 14 DNS 18 19 12 18th 211
2004 HMS PHX MOT INDY TXS RIR KAN NSH MIL MCH KTY PPIR NAZ CHI FON TXS
Dallara IR-04 Chevrolet Indy V8 United States Robbie Buhl 24 10 18 21 24th 44
Brazil Felipe Giaffone 15 9 10 16 15 13 16 16 16 16 8 20 11 20th 214
2005 HMS PHX STP MOT INDY TXS RIR KAN NSH MIL MCH KTY PPIR SNM CHI WGL FON
Dallara IR-05 Honda HI6R V8 United States Roger Yasukawa 24 17 18 11 18 18 15 16 22 11 15 18 17 15 11 15 15 16 17th 246
United States Jeff Bucknum (R) 44 22 22 25th 63
Brazil Thiago Medeiros (R) DNS 32nd 12
2006 HMS STP MOT INDY WGL TXS RIR KAN NSH MIL MCH KTY SNM CHI
Dallara IR-05 Honda HI6R V8 United States Buddy Lazier 5 14 14 14 12 19 16 15 15 18th 122
Australia Ryan Briscoe 3 9 18 16 21st 83
United States Sarah Fisher 12 16 25th 32
United States Al Unser, Jr. 31 24 35th 12
2007 HMS STP MOT KAN INDY MIL TXS IOW RIR WGL NSH MDO MCH KTY SNM DET CHI
Dallara IR-05 Honda HI7R V8 United States Buddy Rice 15 10 10 10 20 25 18 8 4 5 6 17 8 5 12 11 7 9 9th 360
United States Sarah Fisher 5 11 15 14 12 18 14 10 7 16 16 15 15 16 14 17 16 12 17th 275
United States Roger Yasukawa 24 21 30th 12
2008 HMS STP MOT LBH KAN INDY MIL TXS IOW RIR WGL NSH MDO EDM KTY SNM DET CHI SRF1
Dallara IR-05 Honda HI7R V8 United States Buddy Rice 15 11 15 12 20 8 10 8 22 22 4 7 20 11 10 11 19 25 16th 306
Venezuela Milka Duno 23 20 16 19 17 24 20 17 23 21 23 14 25th 140
United States Townsend Bell 21 10 11 8 25 19 26th 117
99 10
2009 STP LBH KAN INDY MIL TXS IOW RIR WGL TOR EDM KTY MDO SNM CHI MOT HMS
Dallara IR-05 Honda HI7R V8 United Kingdom Mike Conway (R) 24 22 21 19 18 20 19 8 18 6 22 20 17 20 3 16 22 15 17th 261
United Kingdom Darren Manning 23 8 16 31st 38
Venezuela Milka Duno 16 20 23 17 20 21 17 21 17 24th 113
United States Roger Yasukawa 20 39th 12
South Africa Tomas Scheckter 13 6 11 16 19 20th 195
43 13 22 8 23 9
United States John Andretti 192 37th 12
United States Davey Hamilton 44 293 40th 10
2010 SAO STP ALA LBH KAN INDY TXS IOW WGL TOR EDM MDO SNM CHI KTY MOT HMS
Dallara IR-05 Honda HI7R V8 United Kingdom Justin Wilson 22 11 2 7 2 18 7 19 24 10 7* 21 27 6 7 11 16 21 11th 361
Brazil Ana Beatriz (R) 23 13 30th 55
24 24 26
25 21
South Africa Tomas Scheckter 23 15 29th 89
24 13 15 19
United Kingdom Mike Conway 8 19 9 10 14 19 25th 110
United States Graham Rahal 9 20th 235
Canada Paul Tracy 14 12 22 27th 91
United States J. R. Hildebrand (R) 16 24 35th 26
2011 STP ALA LBH SAO INDY TXS MIL IOW TOR EDM MDO NHA SNM BAL MOT KTY LSV
Dallara IR-05 Honda HI7R V8 United Kingdom Justin Wilson 22 10 19 22 7 16 17 21 10 12 15 5 Wth 24th 183
South Africa Tomas Scheckter 23 32nd 52
Italy Giorgio Pantano (R) 17 26 16 36th 37
United States Townsend Bell 11 C4 35th 40
France Simon Pagenaud (R) 13 31st 56
24 8
Brazil Ana Beatriz 14 19 24 21 22 22 17 23 11 13 17 14 13 16 19 24 C4 21st 212
United States Davey Hamilton 11 24 27 25 C4 41st 26
Canada Paul Tracy 23 25 29th 68
2012 STP ALA LBH SAO INDY DET TEX MIL IOW TOR EDM MDO SNM BAL FON
Dallara DW12 Lotus DC00 V6t Spain Oriol Servià5 22 16 13 16 11 13th 287
Chevrolet IndyCar V6t 4 5 20 4 21 5 24 25 19 7 19
2013 STP ALA LBH SAO INDY DET TXS MIL IOW POC TOR MDO SNM BAL HOU FON
Dallara DW12 Chevrolet IndyCar V6t Spain Oriol Servià5 22 17 15 6 4 11 22nd 233
2014 STP LBH ALA IMS INDY DET TXS HOU POC IOW TOR MDO MIL SNM FON
Dallara DW12 Chevrolet IndyCar V6t United States Sage Karam (R) 22 93 27th 57
2015 STP NLA LBH ALA IMS INDY DET TXS TOR FON MIL IOW MDO POC SNM
Dallara DW12 Chevrolet IndyCar V6t United States Townsend Bell 24 143 35th 32
2016 STP PHX LBH ALA IMS INDY DET ROA IOW TOR MDO POC TXS WGL SNM
Dallara DW12 Chevrolet IndyCar V6t United States Sage Karam 24 323 32nd 22
2017 STP LBH ALA PHX IMS INDY DET TEX ROA IOW TOR MDO POC GAT WGL SNM
Dallara DW12 Chevrolet IndyCar V6t United States Sage Karam 24 283 34th 23
2018 STP PHX LBH ALA IMS INDY DET TEX ROA IOW TOR MDO POC GAT POR SNM
Dallara DW12 Chevrolet IndyCar V6t United States Sage Karam 24 26 36th* 10*
United States J. R. Hildebrand 66 11 29th* 38*
  1. ^ Non-points-paying, exhibition race.
  2. ^ In conjunction with Richard Petty Motorsports.
  3. ^ In conjunction with Kingdom Racing.
  4. ^ The final race at Las Vegas was abandoned after Dan Wheldon died from injuries sustained in a 15-car crash on lap 11.
  5. ^ In conjunction with Panther Racing.

Complete Global RallyCross results[edit]

(key)

GRC Lites[edit]

Year Entrant Car No. Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Lites Points
2016 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Lites Ford Fiesta 2 United States Cabot Bigham PHO1
4
PHO2
2
DAL
2
DAY1
7
DAY2
6
MCAS1
MCAS2
C
DC
1
AC
5
SEA
10
LA1
3
LA2
1
1st 452
24 United States Alex Keyes PHO1
3
PHO2
8
DAL
DAY1
DAY2
MCAS1
MCAS2
C
DC
5
AC
1
SEA
LA1
1
LA2
7
6th 268
24 United States Tanner Whitten PHO1
PHO2
DAL
3
DAY1
2
DAY2
1
MCAS1
MCAS2
C
DC
AC
SEA
8
LA1
LA2
9th 188
2017 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Lites Ford Fiesta 3 United States Travis PeCoy MEM
8
LOU
8
THO1
3
THO2
5
OTT1
4
OTT2
2
INDY
3
AC1
4
AC2
3
SEA1
3
SEA2
7
LA
4
3rd 672
24 United States Alex Keyes MEM
9
LOU
10
THO1
5
THO2
6
OTT1
8
OTT2
3
INDY
8
AC1
3
AC2
5
SEA1
6
SEA2
3
LA
2
5th 603
44 United States Christian Brooks MEM
3
LOU
1
THO1
2
THO2
3
OTT1
9
OTT2
10
INDY
1
AC1
8
AC2
2
SEA1
2
SEA2
1
LA
3
2nd 692

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Official Website https://web.archive.org/web/20111008005511/http://www.dreyerreinboldracing.com/team/owners.aspx. Archived from the original on 2011-10-08.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Autosport. February 2, 2010 http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/81215.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Autosport. February 26, 2010 http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/81710.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Autosport. May 12, 2010 http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/83542.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Autosport. July 8, 2010 http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/85084.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ JustinWilson.co.uk http://justinwilson.co.uk/site.php?section=8&offset=75&item=838.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ JustinWilson.co.uk http://justinwilson.co.uk/site.php?section=8&offset=75&item=840.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ Autosport. November 11, 2010 http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/88151.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ Lotus Signs Dreyer & Reinbold As Factory Team Archived December 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., Speed, November 17, 2011, Retrieved 2011-12-08
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-30. Retrieved 2012-01-17.  DREYER & REINBOLD RACING SIGNS ORIOL SERVIA FOR 2012 IZOD INDYCAR SERIES SEASON
  11. ^ "Oriol Servia to drive for Panther". ESPN. Go.com. June 5, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 

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