Hunter-Reay returns behind the wheel of the No. 23 Chevrolet, which he drove to an Eleventh-place end final 12 months. In the meantime, Daly will pilot the group’s No. 24 entry.
The announcement additionally confirms the renewal of Dreyer & Reinbold Racing’s partnership with Cusick Motorsports, pairing for the first-time final 12 months as a part of Stefan Wilson’s program. Final 12 months noticed Wilson injured in a observe crash, which resulted in Graham Rahal, who did not qualify for the Indy 500 with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, getting the late name to substitute.
“It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing since becoming a member of them in 2023,” stated Hunter-Reay, the 2014 Indy 500 winner and 2012 IndyCar Sequence champion.
“I’m thrilled to be again and able to construct on the place we left off final 12 months. 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 really really feel we’d have been combating within the top-5 to the end.
“With the most recent automotive regulation adjustments, we will definitely have our work reduce out for us and we’re anticipating the problem forward. The fervour and dedication of this group are actually inspiring, and I’m assured that collectively we will obtain success on the biggest spectacle in racing.”
Daly, who has a finest end of sixth within the Indy 500 (2022) whereas driving for Ed Carpenter Racing, has some earlier expertise with DRR, competing in Nitrocross occasions final summer time.
“When Dennis first known as me, he instructed me he believed I might win the Indy 500 and all he wished going into 2024 was the most effective likelihood to win as a group,” Daly stated.
“As a driver, what extra might you need? I’m extraordinarily grateful for the idea that Dennis has in me and the possibility to drive one in all his automobiles on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
”To be teamed up with a champion like Ryan (Hunter-Reay) as properly I consider actually makes us a menace within the month of Might. I like the group Dennis has constructed already and attending to know the blokes on the store has been a real pleasure. I can not wait to hit the bottom operating on the check in April!”
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