IndyCar Racer Justin Wilson to Dreyer & Reinbold

No NameAnalyst IFebruary 3, 2010

Justin Wilson and Mike Conway will comprise Dreyer & Reinbold Racing's full-time IZOD IndyCar Series entries for the 2010 season, the team announced during a news conference today.

Last year, Wilson competed with Dale Coyne Racing, recording a victory at Watkins Glen International and finishing ninth in the championship standings. He'll drive the No. 22 car with primary sponsorship from Z-Line Designs.

Z-Line Designs is a leading import manufacturer of ready to assemble furniture in a range of materials from solid American oak, birch, and maple to mixed media combinations of wood, metal, and glass.

In 2009, 26-year-old Conway, of Bromley, Kent, England earned his first podium finish at Infineon Raceway—Dreyer & Reinbold Racing's first since 2006. He recorded three top-10 finishes in his first IZOD IndyCar Series season.

Conway again will drive the No. 24 Dad's Root Beer/ Roll Coater entry. Both partners are looking forward to having the Brit back on board. 

Since its formation in 2000, Dreyer & Reinbold has more or less been a mid-packer. Buhl captured the team’s lone victory in their debut, but as the IRL morphed into CART and the big money/big teams took charge, D&R struggled to keep up.

Despite having 2004 Indy 500 winner Buddy Rice on board for two full seasons in 2007-08 and Tomas Scheckter in a part-time role last year, success has been limited as D&R’s lineup usually consisted of journeymen or ride buyers.

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