The 2012 IndyCar champion, who has 18 Indy automotive wins to his identify 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 conquer Helio Castroneves by a mere 0.06sec 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 a part of our lineup for the 2023 Indianapolis 500,” stated Dennis Reinbold, group proprietor of DRR, who has entered 45 automobiles within the Memorial Day Weekend basic since 2000. “Ryan is a confirmed winner on the Speedway and is a tremendously proficient driver who is a good addition to our group for this yr’s 500.”
DRR is coming off back-to-back prime 10 finishes at Indianapolis with Sage Karam (2021) and Santino Ferrucci (’22). Its greatest end result 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 ’21, stated: “I’ve been wanting to share this information for fairly a while. This partnership with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing presents a novel alternative for me and I can’t wait to get again on monitor at IMS.
“I really feel laser-focused and energized. The Indy 500 isn’t only a motor race, for me; it’s a lifestyle.
“I used to be extremely drawn to the truth that DRR is a streamlined program that places all of its power into the month of Might. I assume you possibly can say I’m going again to my roots, contemplating how I began my IndyCar profession with smaller groups that took the battle to the larger efforts and gained.
“If you happen to have a look at DRR’s document at Indy and their spectacular latest outcomes, the pool of proficient engineers and crew; it is an ideal match.
“Dennis Reinbold embodies every little thing the Indy 500 is about. He’s, undoubtedly, one of many Indy 500’s most passionate entrants. I look ahead to working with him, your entire group, and my teammate Stefan Wilson.”