Tracy Targets Indy With Dreyer & Reinbold

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Paul Tracy will drive an entry fielded by Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in the Indianapolis 500 this year with sponsorship from Wix Filters. (Chris Jones/IndyCar Photo)
Paul Tracy will drive an entry fielded by Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in the Indianapolis 500 this year with sponsorship from Wix Filters. (Chris Jones/IndyCar Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS — Dreyer & Reinbold Racing will field an entry for Paul Tracy in the 2011 Indianapolis 500 thanks to sponsorship from Wix Filters.

Tracy, the 2003 Champ Car World Series champion, has competed in 273 open-wheel events during his career. He is looking to make his seventh start in the Indianapolis 500.

“Obviously it feels great to be back with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing,” said Tracy, who has four starts with the team in recent years. “It’s been a chaotic winter, but it’s good to have the deal stowed away with a competitive program lined up with Wix Filters and DRR for the Indianapolis 500.

“I’m really happy to have signed a deal with Dennis [Reinbold] and Robbie [Buhl]. It’s great to be with a team like DRR, they have quality equipment and a solid engineering group with Larry Curry. It’s a relief to have this deal done from that standpoint. I’m super excited, and want to thank Wix Filters for placing confidence in me as their brand ambassador at the Indy 500,” Tracy added.

Tracy will drive as a teammate to Justin Wilson and Ana Beatriz during the 100th anniversary Indianapolis 500, which is scheduled for May 29.

“We couldn’t be happier to have Wix Filters on board with us and we look forward to growing with them in the future,” said Dreyer & Reinbold Racing co-owner, Robbie Buhl.” We are also very excited to have Paul drive the Wix Filters car. He’s a great personality and driver and we believe he will be very competitive during the Indy 500.”