Firestone Indy Lights veteran J.R. Hildebrand has finally gotten his shot at the big leagues. The young American has signed on to pilot the #24 for Dreyer and Reinbold Racing at Mid-Oho and Infineon.
Mike Conway, who was injured in an air-born incident at Indianapolis, could be cleared for the Infineon event later in the year. If Conway does run at Sonoma, DRR will run 3 cars for Justin Wilson, J.R. Hildebrand and Mike Conway.
Via his Twitter account, J.R. commented "Set to do two races with Dreyer and Reinbold at Mid Ohio and Sonoma! So pumped to make my IndyCar debut, ready to get rollin' again!!"
“First off, I’m really excited to join Dreyer & Reinbold Racing for my first races in the IZOD IndyCar Series at Mid-Ohio and Sonoma. It's under unfortunate circumstances because of Mike and I wish him well, but it will be great to be racing with DRR. They've shown great pace all season and I’m going to try to push myself toward being at the front. I'm also looking forward to being teammates with Justin Wilson, I think it will be a great opportunity all around,” -J.R. Hildebrand
“We are extremely excited about putting JR in our car at Mid-Ohio and Sonoma. He adds another dimension to our program and we are happy to have him on board for those events. We will be testing him at Sonoma next month and we are excited to get him acclimated to the car. JR was a very talented Indy Lights driver, having won the championship, and we are converting him over to an IZOD IndyCar and we are excited to be the team that he makes his IZOD IndyCar Series debut with,” - DRR Co-Owner, Dennis Reinbold