The 2012 IndyCar champion has 18 Indy automotive wins to his title and was a fixture at Indianapolis Motor Speedway from his sixth-place end for Rahal Letterman Lanigan in 2008 till 2021, his 12th begin for Andretti Autosport.
Hunter-Reay has began from the Indy entrance row twice and has accrued six top-10 finishes. But his overcome Helio Castroneves by a mere zero.06s in 2014, after an epic battle within the closing laps, got here after he certified solely 19th.
“I’m thrilled to have Ryan Hunter-Reay be part of our lineup for the 2023 Indianapolis 500,” mentioned Dennis Reinbold, staff proprietor of DRR, who has entered 45 vehicles within the Memorial Day Weekend basic since 2000.
“Ryan is a confirmed winner on the Speedway and is a tremendously gifted driver who is a superb addition to our staff for this 12 months’s 500.”
DRR achieved prime 10 finishes at Indianapolis with Sage Karam in 2021 and Santino Ferrucci final season. Its finest consequence was fourth in 2012 with Oriol Servia on the wheel.
Hunter-Reay, who has been absent from an IndyCar cockpit since dropping his Andretti experience on the finish of 2021, mentioned: “I’ve been desirous to share this information for fairly a while. This partnership with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing presents a singular alternative for me and I can’t wait to get again on monitor at IMS.
“I really feel laser-focused and energised. The Indy 500 isn’t only a motor race, for me; it’s a lifestyle.
“I used to be extremely interested in the truth that DRR is a streamlined program that places all of its vitality into the month of Could.
Hunter-Reay claimed victory on the Indy 500 in 2014 for Andretti Autosport
Photograph by: Michael L. Levitt
“I suppose you possibly can say I’m going again to my roots, contemplating how I began my IndyCar profession with smaller groups that took the combat to the larger efforts and gained.
“If you happen to have a look at DRR’s file at Indy and their spectacular current outcomes, the pool of gifted engineers and crew; it is an ideal match.
“Dennis Reinbold embodies every little thing the Indy 500 is about. He’s, certainly, one of many Indy 500’s most passionate entrants.
“I look ahead to working with him, the complete staff, and my team-mate Stefan Wilson.”