INDIANAPOLIS — Ryan Hunter-Reay and Conor Daly will probably be competing on this 12 months’s Indianapolis 500 for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, the group introduced Thursday.
Hunter-Reay will drive the No. 23 Chevrolet as he makes an attempt to qualify for his sixteenth begin within the race. The 2014 Indy winner and 2012 collection champion completed eleventh on the Brickyard’s 2.5-mile oval after qualifying 18th with DRR final Could. He has six profession top-10 finishes at Indy.
“I am thrilled to be again and able to construct on the place we left off final 12 months,” Hunter-Reay stated in an announcement. “We had a really sturdy displaying on the ‘500’ final 12 months, and if it weren’t for a failed entrance wing adjuster early within the race, I actually really feel we might have been combating within the high 5 to the end.”
Daly, a 32-year-old Indy native, will try and make his eleventh begin within the 500. This 12 months’s race is on Could 26.
He completed sixth in 2022 and eighth final 12 months. The son of former driver Derek Daly and stepson of Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles will probably be driving the No. 24 Chevrolet after competing for Ed Carpenter Racing in every of the previous 4 500s.
Daly additionally drove in final 12 months’s Daytona 500 for Floyd Mayweather’s group. He completed twenty ninth.
“When Dennis first referred to as me, he instructed me he believed I may win the Indy 500, and all he needed going into 2024 was the perfect probability to win as a group,” Daly stated. “As a driver, what extra may you need?”
The 2 had been a part of a midseason change final summer time when Daly and ECR break up up, and Hunter-Reay wound up changing Daly within the No. 20 Chevrolet.
DRR additionally introduced it should accomplice once more with Cusick Motorsports, which fielded its first Indianapolis 500 entrant in 2021. Stefan Wilson of England drove final 12 months for DRR/Cusick and certified twenty fifth, however an damage compelled the group to interchange him with Graham Rahal.
Wilson has certified for 5 Indy 500s, all since his brother, Justin, died from accidents sustained throughout an IndyCar race in August 2015 at Pocono.
“I want to thank Stefan Wilson for kickstarting this journey again in 2021,” Don Cusick stated. “Stefan’s contributions and dedication have been second to none, and he’ll without end be an integral a part of our journey. We are going to assist him nonetheless we are able to for the long run.”