Sage Karam will make his fifth appearance in the Indianapolis 500 this May after striking a deal with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing that will see him enjoy title sponsorship from Wix Filters.

Karam, 22, finished ninth on debut at the Indy 500 in 2014 with DRR before moving to Chip Ganassi Racing the following year where he retired early. The 2013 Indy Lights champion returned to DRR for the '500 in both 2016 and 2017, but failed to finish either event.

"It’s always exciting to enter and prepare for the world’s biggest auto race,” Karam said. “It’s great to have a global brand like Wix Filters come with us to this year’s Indy 500. Wix Filters has helped race teams at all levels win and they are perfect to be a part of our 2018 team.

“This year marks my fourth appearance at the Brickyard with the Dreyer & Reinbold team and I have produced a contending car each year. I expect that to be the case this year.  I’m anxious to try the new IndyCar body kits on the legendary 2 1/2-mile oval this May.”

Karam has not raced full-time in IndyCar since losing his seat with Chip Ganassi Racing at the end of the 2016 season, but moved into the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with Lexus customer team 3GT Racing last year.