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Karam returns to DRR for 2016 Indy 500 bid

Sage Karam secures a return to the Indianapolis 500 for 2016 with the Dreyer & Reinbold Racing team he made his debut with two years ago.
Sage Karam will make a third start in the Indianapolis 500 this year after penning a deal to return to the Dreyer & Reinbold Racing set up he made his debut with two years ago.

The young American made his Indy 500 debut with the DRR team in 2014 aged just 19, where he starred with a charging drive from 31st on the grid to ninth at the chequered flag.

Leading to a full-time IndyCar Series drive in 2015 with the Chip Ganassi team, Karam picked up a maiden podium in Iowa, but his season ended at Pocono in tragic circumstances when debris from his car following a crash fatally struck the following Justin Wilson.

With Karam struggling in the aftermath of the crash with shock, he is yet to secure a full-time racing return for 2016, but the deal to drive the Gas Monkey Garage-backed DRR car will at least see him compete at the iconic 'Brickyard'.

“I'm really thrilled to be associated with Gas Monkey Garage for the 100th Indy 500. It's exciting to return to the Dreyer & Reinbold – Kingdom team as well. We had a great run in 2014 at Indy."



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