Dreyer & Reinbold still hoping to put together Indy 500 deal

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing is the potential Indianapolis 500 team that few in the sport have been counting on. That’s fine, team owner Dennis Reinbold said Thursday.

“I like laying low," Reinbold said. “We haven’t had anything to point to."
Yet, Reinbold is pointed squarely at being at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May as he has been since forming the Indianapolis-based team for the 2000 season.

Reinbold still owns a car, has eight employees working on various projects and is seeking sponsorship. He’s been close to confirming a deal only to have it fail to materialize.

Some days he feels closer to a deal than others. On Thursday, he was optimistic.

“Nothing firmed up or put together, but I feel pretty good about it," he said.

Reinbold’s team was one of the IndyCar Series’ staples until the decision was made last spring to cease after the 500. The one-year partnership with Panther Racing dissolved, leaving Oriol Servia without a ride until he filled in for Panther in the No. 4 car after JR Hildebrand was released. Indy Star

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