Indianapolis 500 veteran Stephan Gregoire may have a full-time ride in sportscars this season, but he still has his eyes set on contesting the month of May at Indianapolis.

Gregoire recently signed with the Spirit of Daytona team to drive a Chevrolet-powered Crawford in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, which starts with the Rolex 24 at Daytona next weekend, but admits that he still hankers after a seventh start in the 500.

"I'm always hoping to do it again," the Frenchman said, "I feel I never accomplished my goal. I would like to be back with a good ride, but it takes a good sponsor. Greg Beck is somebody I would like to come with. He was my first owner."

Should he land an Indy ride, the 34-year old could potentially drive in two of the most prestigious races in the world in less than three weeks during the summer, as he is already scheduled to drive in the Le Mans 24 Hours on 12-13 June. This will be Gregoire's second start at Le Mans, after he finished seventh overall in a Courage-Judd prototype alongside Jonathan Cochet and Jean Marc Gounon last season.

Gregoire made his Indianapolis 500 debut in 1993, leading a lap. His best finish was eighth in 2000 while driving for Dick Simon Racing, but he managed just one more appearance, with Heritage Motorsports, the following year.

 

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