INDIANAPOLIS — Graham Rahal will get an opportunity to maintain his Indianapolis 500 begin streak intact in spite of everything, changing the injured Stefan Wilson on Tuesday within the Dreyer & Reinbold entry after failing to qualify for the race along with his personal crew.
Wilson was hospitalized with a fractured vertebra following a crash in apply Monday. He was dominated out of the race, and that left automotive homeowners Dennis Reinbold and Don Cusick scrambling for a substitute lower than every week earlier than Sunday’s inexperienced flag.
Rahal was their first alternative, however he’d spent his profession tied to Honda, which powers the Rahal Letterman Lanigan crew, whereas Dreyer & Reinbold runs engines from rival Chevrolet. Rahal additionally has appreciable sponsorship on his full-time IndyCar crew, and all of that led to some difficult negotiations for clearance from each producers and sponsors to get the deal carried out.
“I spent my whole profession in a Honda. I’ve by no means pushed something aside from that,” Rahal stated. “I wasn’t certain we might get the releases in place to make