Stefan Wilson will be trying to make his fifth Indy 500 next year in a combined entry from Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and Cusick Motorsports.
The British driver will pilot the #24 Chevrolet powered car. Dreyer & Reinbold, who lined up two cars in last year’s 500, are still planning a second entry that wasn’t part of Thursday’s announcement.
Dreyer & Reinbold has entered and qualified 45 cars for the Indy 500, which dates back to 2000 and finished fourth in 2012. Established as a marketing and business-to-business partner, Cusick Motorsports chose Dreyer & Reinbold as their partner for its third attempt at The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.
Wilson has a career-best finish of 15th at the 2018 Indy 500 and was leading with four laps to go before he had to pit for gas. He spends most of the year raising funds for an Indy 500 ride, but last season he also drove three IMSA sportscar races, including the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
“I was very impressed with how hard DRR worked and focused on the 500,” said Wilson. “It is a great honor for me to join them in partnership with Cusick Motorsports and work with them towards our common goal of trying to win the Indy 500. There is a great opportunity here for all of us to grow together. I hope this leads to more 500s and maybe even more racing together.”
Wilson, younger brother of the late Justin Wilson, ran the 500th last year in a Cusick entry in association with DragonSpeed Racing. Justin Wilson spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons racing for DRR and achieved two podiums.
“There’s history here with this team,” Wilson said. “It feels great to be a part of them again in a way.”
Cusick Motorsports was founded by Don Cusick in 2021 and the team is headquartered at The Thermal Club in California. The facility will host IndyCar pre-season testing in February for its first IndyCar activity in development, which will feature four paved motorsport tracks at the east end of the Coachella Valley.
“As soon as the checkered flag fell at the Indy 500 this year, we started looking for the best possible partner for the future,” said Cusick. “We have great respect for what Dreyer & Reinbold Racing have accomplished on and off the track over the years and quickly identified them as our ideal partner for this endeavor.”