A1 TEAM USA named co-entrant for Indy 500 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing announced today the partnership with A1 TEAM USA owner Rick Weidinger for the No. 15 entry in the 91st running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race set for Sunday, May 27, 2007, at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The No. 15 Honda-powered Dallara car driven by 2004 Indy 500 Champion Buddy Rice of Phoenix, Ariz., will be known as the A1 TEAM USA/Dreyer & Reinbold Honda throughout the month of May including qualifications and the 200-lap classic. Last year Weidinger teamed up with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in the 2006 Indy 500.
"We are excited to return to the Indianapolis 500 as a co-entrant with the Dreyer & Reinbold Racing team," said Weidinger, whose racing effort represents the United States in the international A1 GP World Cup of Motor Sport Racing Series. "The Indy 500 is the greatest spectacle in motor sports and most famous auto race in the world and we feel privileged to have another former winner in Buddy Rice as our team's driver. Rice is one of America's top open-wheel drivers with a vast background in road racing also. Buddy will carry the American spirit of the A1 TEAM USA and the international appeal of A1 GP World Cup of Motor Sport."
Rice, 31, is set for his fourth appearance at the famed Brickyard and he dominated the 2004 event by winning the pole, leading the most laps and taking the checkered flag in a great come-from-behind victory.
"It is tremendous to bring Rick and the A1 TEAM USA effort to Dreyer & Reinbold Racing for this month," said Rice, a three-time IndyCar Series winner. "I believe we have a strong, professional operation that can make the No. 15 car a contender on May 27. Having won the world's biggest race in the past, we have the opportunity to race for the win with the A1 TEAM USA/Dreyer & Reinbold Racing entry. I am very excited about our effort."
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