INDIANAPOLIS (May 1, 2013) Panther DRR, known to
long-time fans and supporters as Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, will
be scaling back it's participation in the IZOD IndyCar Series
following the 97th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 26, 2013.
Panther DRR is committed to competing in this weekend's Sao Paulo
Indy 300 and the Indianapolis 500 and currently does not have plans
to enter the No. 22 in the remainder of the 2013 season.
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing will retain a core group of employees
at the team's Carmel, Indiana headquarters following the
Indianapolis 500. The team is currently developing a strategy to
compete in one or more motorsports series in the immediate future
and take advantage of new opportunities in the racing
and automotive world. Dreyer & Reinbold Racing has plans to
field at least one entry in the 2014 Indianapolis 500.
"We have a long history at the Indianapolis 500 and that is our
main focus right now," stated team co-owner Dennis Reinbold.
Robbie Buhl, the other team co-owner,
added "We have to thank our great network of partners
that have supported us and we want to continue to perform at our
highest level for them. We'll be working hard to bring in
additional sponsors as we rebuild after Indy this year and look to
Prior to the 2012 Indianapolis 500, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
entered a strategic alliance with Panther Racing. "We have a great
technical partnership with Panther Racing and we look forward to
continuing that through the Indy 500," said Reinbold. "No. 4
National Guard car, Panther Racing and JR Hildebrand all the best
in the second half of their season. Our decision will not impact
Panther Racing's operations in any way."
Servia and Panther DRR will return to the track in Brazil this
weekend after a 6th place finish in the streets of Long Beach
two weeks ago.
Panther DRR and driver Oriol Servia will be
returning to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway following last year's
4th place finish in the Indianapolis 500, the best finish on record
for the team and for Servia.