Indy 500: Dreyer & Reinbold Racing race preview

DREYER & REINBOLD RACING READY FOR THE INDIANAPOLIS 500 Indianapolis, IN (May 28, 2010) - Dreyer & Reinbold Racing drivers Mike Conway (No. 24 Dad's Root Beer), Justin Wilson (No. 22 Z-Line Designs), Tomas Scheckter (No. 23 Mona Vie), and Ana ...

DREYER & REINBOLD RACING READY FOR THE INDIANAPOLIS 500

Indianapolis, IN (May 28, 2010) - Dreyer & Reinbold Racing drivers Mike Conway (No. 24 Dad's Root Beer), Justin Wilson (No. 22 Z-Line Designs), Tomas Scheckter (No. 23 Mona Vie), and Ana Beatriz (No. 25 Ipiranga) were back on track for the final practice before the big show. All four pilots got plenty of run time in for Carb day as they made final tweaks to their cars in preparation for the 94th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.

Conway recorded the 17th fastest speed of 222.614 mph, making him the quickest of the four-car DRR line-up. The Brit will make his second Indianapolis 500 appearance. Last weekend He earned 15th spot in next Sunday's starting grid with an average lap time of 224.583 mph. Today Conway was able to concentrate on making minor adjustments to the No. 24 Dad's Root Beer machine.

The goal of the day for Scheckter was to make sure everything felt right in the No. 23 Mona Vie car and luckily it did. The South African native completed a 31-lap run and called it a day as he posted the 19th fastest speed of 222.487 mph. Last weekend, Scheckter earned an average qualifying speed of 224.261 mph, putting him 20th on the grid for next week's race. This year will mark his ninth Indianapolis 500 appearance.

Like his teammates, Wilson worked on long race runs and got plenty of valuable practice time in. The Englishman struggled a little bit with under-steer, but was able to make the right adjustments to perfect the car. He clocked the 29th fastest speed of 221.028 mph. Wilson will be making his third start and it will also be his best qualifying position for the Indianapolis 500 to date. Wilson recorded a 225.050 mph qualifying average to place him in 11th position.

Rookie Beatriz was able to get some more laps in as she recorded the 32nd quickest speed of 220.376 mph for today's practice session. This Sunday will mark her first Indianapolis 500. The Brazilian will start on row 7 from 21st position for the event, making her the highest qualified rookie and female driver.

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing will hit the pavement for the 94th running of the Indianapolis 500. The event will be telecast live on ABC. For more updates on the team, please visit www.dreyerreinboldracing.com.

What they have to say about the Indianapolis 500:

Justin Wilson, No. 22 Z-Line Designs: "I'm looking forward to the race. Hopefully we won't have any mistakes. We just need to keep our heads down and keep moving forward. The plan is to try and not make something happen and to let the race unfold. In those last few laps of the race we can hopefully attack from that point on."

Tomas Scheckter, No.23 Mona Vie: "We felt that we had a better race car than qualifying car and that showed today. We have a long day on Sunday, but everyone at Dreyer & Reinbold Racing has done a great job. All of my sponsors, Mona Vie, Laverstoke and all of our associate sponsors have been working hard, so it should be a good race."

Mike Conway, No. 24 Dad's Root Beer: "I'm really looking forward to the race. It's going to be a long day. Nice and hot. We are going to have to make sure that the cars are right and for the last part of the race. We seemed to get the car pretty dialed in today and we just need to make a few minor adjustments and I think we will be okay."

Ana Beatriz, No. 25 Ipiranga: "So far I'm pretty relaxed going into the race. Today we talked about the race set-up and what we should do. I'm really happy because I was able to run with traffic and I could simulate how the race was going to be. With 33 drivers out there it was kind of crazy, but I definitely learned some things from it. I think we might make a few changes for the race, but I feel very comfortable out there and I think we are in good shape."

-source: drr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , Justin Wilson , Mike Conway , Ana Beatriz
Teams Dreyer & Reinbold Racing