Following concact with Graham Rahal on lap five in the opening race at St. Petersburg, Dreyer and Reinbold Racing's Ana Beatriz fractured her wrist requiring surgery last Tusday. Unable to go this weekend, Champ Car and ALMS veteran Simon Pagenaud has signed on to fill-in piloting the #24 at Barber.
"We wanted to put Bia in the car for this race, but it's more important that she heals properly and has a quick recovery," said team co-owner Dennis Reinbold. "She's working hard and headed down the right track so that she can be ready for Long Beach. While she recovers we are happy that Simon can fill in for her this weekend"
Beatriz's teammate, Justin Wilson, suffered a small fractur in his wrist as well in the race. Unlike Bia however, Justin's injury did not require surgery and he's been fitted with a cast and is expected to race in Barber.