SPEEDWAY (May 19, 2022) – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, and Dreyer & Reinbold Racing today announced a new partnership for this year’s 106th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 29, with the team’s No. 23 DRR Palermo’s/Barrett-Jackson Chevrolet race car driven by young racer Santino Ferrucci.
Barrett-Jackson, established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events and specializes in providing products and services to astute classic and collector car owners and automotive enthusiasts around the world.
The sensational Indy 500 racing legacy of the Dreyer & Reinbold families dates back to 1927 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with legendary car builder Floyd “Pop” Dreyer, who served as a crewman and mechanic on the famed Duesenberg team. Dreyer built cars for the entire Indy 500 front row in 1931.
Dennis Reinbold, DRR team owner and Dreyer’s grandson, made his initial Indy 500 entry in 1999 and Reinbold’s organization has qualified every car he has entered as car owner in the Indy 500 (45 cars) and has recorded five top-10 finishes. DRR has entered two cars in the 2022 Indy 500 with Ferrucci in the No. 23 and Sage Karam in the No. 24 AES Indiana Chevrolet.
Ferrucci, the 23-year-old driving star from Dallas, TX, will make his fourth Indy 500 start on May 29 after scoring “Rookie of the Year” honors in 2019 with a seventh-place finish. Santino placed fourth at IMS in 2020 and sixth last year in the 500-mile classic.
“It is a pleasure to welcome The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, Barrett-Jackson, to our team’s Indy 500 effort as a partner this year,” said Reinbold. “Led by Craig Jackson and Steve Davis, the Barrett-Jackson organization has been a leader in collector car auctions for decades and we are excited to carry their colors on Santino’s No. 23 machine on May 29. Our team’s goal is to put Barrett-Jackson in victory lane at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Having just celebrated its 50th anniversary in January with a record-breaking event featuring over $203 million in sales, Barrett-Jackson produces The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions in Scottsdale, AZ; Palm Beach, FL; Las Vegas, NV and Houston, TX, where thousands of the most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience.
“It is a privilege to be a part of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, and to showcase Barrett-Jackson as well as our Driven Hearts campaign for the American Heart Association to the hundreds of thousands of fans in attendance and the millions watching around the world,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Having a long history of auctioning race cars and hosting champion drivers and team owners at our events, this is an exciting moment for us, and we look forward to watching Santino showcase his skills once again at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of private collections. Welcoming over 500,000 attendees per year, Barrett-Jackson produces live collector car auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada and Houston, Texas, where thousands of the most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience. With broadcast partner A+E Networks, Barrett-Jackson features live television coverage of its events on FYI and The HISTORY Channel, as well as all the cars, all the time via its produced livestream on Barrett-Jackson.com. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit www.barrett-jackson.com, or call 480-421-6694.
About Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing was founded in 1999 by Indianapolis car dealer Dennis Reinbold. The legacy of the Dreyer and Reinbold family dates back to the 1920s with Reinbold’s grandfather, the legendary Floyd “Pop” Dreyer, a former factory motorcycle racer. Dreyer served as a crewman and mechanic on the famed Duesenberg driven by Benny Shoaff and Babe Stapp in the 1927 Indy 500. Dreyer went on to build Indy 500 cars in the 1930s which many started on the front row. In addition, Dreyer constructed championship-winning sprint cars and midgets as well as quarter midgets called Dreyerettes.Dreyer & Reinbold Racing captured its first win in 2000 with driver Robbie Buhl at Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando, Fla., and has fielded a variety of drivers including Buhl, Buddy Lazier, Sarah Fisher, Buddy Rice, Al Unser Jr., Sage Karam, J.R. Hildebrand and Santino Ferrucci. Dreyer & Reinbold Racing has successfully qualified all 45 drivers for the Indy 500 in its history. DRR, who competed in Rallycross for the first time in 2015, captured the 2016 Lites rallycross championship. In 2021, the team campaigned Tanner Foust and Cabot Bigham in the Supercar division of Nitro Rallycross. Additionally, the team ran a selection of Lites cars that included drivers such as Sage Karam, Conner Martell, and Lane Vacala.