SPEEDWAY, INDIANA (MAY 19, 2024) – Dreyer & Reinbold Racing / Cusick Motorsports showcased their competitive edge during the Indianapolis 500 Fast 12 qualifying session, with seasoned driver Ryan Hunter-Reay securing the 12th position. Hunter-Reay, piloting the No. 23 VensureHR/Four Sixes Ranch Beef/101 Studios Chevrolet car, delivered a solid four-lap average speed of 230.567 mph, securing his spot in the fourth row of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

Hunter-Reay, the 2014 Indy 500 champion, demonstrated his vast experience and technical skill throughout the run. His qualification not only highlights his consistency but also places Dreyer & Reinbold Racing / Cusick Motorsports in a strong position as they approach the race.

Team’s Preparedness and Strategy

Ryan Hunter-Reay’s 12th place qualification underscores the team’s readiness and strategic prowess. The team, led by owner Dennis Reinbold, meticulously prepared for this moment, ensuring that Hunter-Reay’s car was finely tuned for peak performance. The focus now shifts to the race day trim, where Hunter-Reay will aim to secure an even better starting position for the race.

Dennis Reinbold expressed satisfaction with Hunter-Reay’s performance, emphasizing the hard work and dedication of the entire team. “Ryan showed today why he’s a champion,” Reinbold remarked. “We’re excited about his performance and look forward to seeing what he can achieve in the Indianapolis 500.”

Looking Ahead to Race Day

The 12th position offers a competitive starting point for Hunter-Reay as he prepares for the rigorous demands of the Indianapolis 500. Conor Daly in the No. 24 Polkadot Chevrolet car has also secured his spot into the 108th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge and will start in the 29th position. The team is confident that with both drivers experience and strategic acumen, Hunter-Reay and Daly can advance through the field and contend for victory. 

The excitement is palpable within Dreyer & Reinbold Racing / Cusick Motorsports as they gear up for race day. The team’s focus will now be on refining their race strategy, optimizing pit stops, and ensuring the car’s reliability and performance under race conditions.


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 Indian factory motorcycle racer. Dreyer served as a crewman and mechanic on the famed Duesenberg team. Dreyer went on to build Indy 500 cars in the 1930s, many of which started on the front row. In addition, Dreyer constructed championship-winning sprint cars and midgets. Dreyer & Reinbold Racing captured its first win in 2000 with driver Robbie Buhl at Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando, FL, and has fielded a variety of drivers including Al Unser Jr., Buddy Rice, Buddy Lazier, Sarah Fisher, Ryan Hunter-Reay, and J.R. Hildebrand. Dreyer & Reinbold Racing has successfully qualified 48 drivers for the Indy 500 in its history. DRR competed in Rallycross for the first time in 2015 and captured the 2016 Lites rallycross championship. The team competed in the Nitro RX series with a 1-2-3 Championship win in the 2022-23 Nitro RX Group E class with Robin Larrson, Andreas Bakkerud, and Fraser McConnell. The following year, the team won the championship for the second year in a row with Robin Larsson in the newly rebranded, Nitrocross series.

About Cusick Motorsports
Cusick Motorsports, founded in 2021 by entrepreneur Don Cusick, was created to make the racing industry more accessible to all. Cusick Motorsports creates bespoke programs for its partners and creates unforgettable experiences that help drive meaningful relationships and business. The threshold for getting into the industry has not been easy for most individuals and companies. As an entrepreneur in the healthcare industry for over 40 years, Don Cusick saw the opportunity to make the motorsports industry more accessible for all, and Cusick Motorsports was founded.