Tracy Returns To Dreyer & Reinbold For Indy 500 With WIX Filters
Indianapolis, March 22, 2011: Paul Tracy will pair with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing for the fourth time to compete in the Indianapolis 500 on May 29 in a car with primary sponsorship from WIX Filters.
WIX, whose highly-engineered filtration products have become a staple in auto racing around the country, also will be an associate partner on the No. 22 car of Justin Wilson for the 2011 season.
Tracy, in his 21st year of major open-wheel racing, has competed in 273 Indy car events and is in the top 10 all time in victories (31), pole starts (25) and laps led (4,238). Tracy is the 2003 Champ Car World Series champion.
"Obviously, it feels great to be back with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing," Tracy said. "It's been a chaotic winter, but it's good to have the deal stowed away with a competitive program lined up with WIX Filters and DRR for the Indianapolis 500. It's great to be with a team like DRR, they have quality equipment and a solid engineering group with Larry Curry. It's a relief to have this deal done from that standpoint. I'm super excited, and want to thank WIX Filters for placing confidence in me as their brand ambassador at the Indy 500."
WIX designs, manufactures and distributes products for automotive, diesel, agricultural, industrial and specialty filter markets. Its product line includes oil, air, cabin interior, fuel, coolant, transmission and hydraulic filters for automobiles, trucks and off-road equipment.
"Dreyer & Reinbold Racing is extremely happy to welcome WIX Filters to the team for the Indianapolis 500 and for the 2011 season," team co-owner Robbie Buhl said. "We have worked hard to maintain a strong relationship with our sponsors and to build new ones. We couldn't be happier to have WIX Filters on board with us and we look forward to growing with them in the future.
"We are also very excited to have Paul drive the WIX Filters car. He's a great personality and driver and we believe he will be very competitive during the Indy 500."