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Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and Cusick Motorsports Join Forces to Enter Stefan Wilson in the 2023 Indianapolis 500

THERMAL, CA (November 17, 2022) – Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and Cusick Motorsports have announced a partnership today to field British racing driver, Stefan Wilson, in the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 to pilot the No. 24 Chevrolet-powered car.

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing (DRR) has entered and qualified 45 cars in the Indy 500 dating back to 2000 with a best finish of fourth in 2012.

Cusick Motorsports was created as a marketing and business-to-business incubator and will be partnering with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing for its third attempt at the Indianapolis 500, along with many of its long-term partners.

Wilson, the 33-year-old racer, will make his fifth attempt at the Indy 500. Thus far, his career-best finish at the historic race is fifteenth in 2018, where he was leading the race with just four laps to go.

Wilson competed in three IMSA races in 2022 including the Rolex 24 at Daytona, where he finished inside the Top 10 in his GTD class and event debut. He also has two wins and multiple podiums in his Indy Lights career. In 2007, Wilson was awarded the prestigious Autosport BRDC Award which recognizes and rewards young racing drivers from the United Kingdom. The award has also been awarded to Dario Franchitti, Jenson Button, and Lando Norris.

“I’ve been very impressed with how hard DRR has worked at and focused on the 500,” said Wilson. “It’s such an honor for me to join them in partnership with Cusick Motorsports and work with them on our collective goal of trying to win the Indy 500. There’s a great opportunity here for us to all grow together. I hope this leads to more 500’s, and maybe even more races together.”

Wilson is the younger brother of the late Justin Wilson who drove for the team for two years in 2010 and 2011 when Dreyer & Reinbold Racing operated in a full-time capacity in the IndyCar Series.

“There’s history here with this team, Justin spent two years with DRR back in 2010-2011 and secured podiums. I got to know Dennis (Reinbold), Brett De Bord, Director of Commercial Operations, and Chase Selman, General Manager, really well back then, so it feels great to be rejoining them in a sense.”

Cusick Motorsports, founded in 2021 by Don Cusick, has The Thermal Club in California as its headquarters. The first-class racing resort, which will see NTT INDYCAR SERIES activity for the first time in 2023, will yet again have a ‘home team’ to support at the Indy 500.

“I am excited about our new partnership with Cusick Motorsports and Stefan Wilson,” said Reinbold, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing team owner. “Stefan and Don Cusick have been enjoyable to work with and we are focused on achieving success on and off the track at the speedway. We are impressed with Stefan’s work ethic and grit which will apply well in the racecar.”

“As soon as the checkered flag fell on the Indy 500 this year, we set out to find the best possible partner for the future,” said Don Cusick, Founder and CEO of Cusick Motorsports. “We have immense respect for what Dreyer & Reinbold Racing have done both on and off track over the years and quickly identified them as our ideal partner for this endeavor. We couldn’t be happier to partner with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, along with several long-standing and new partners in CareKeepers, Sierra Pacific Windows, 181 Fremont, Gnarly Jerky, LOHLA SPORT, Romak Iron Works, Mosaic Animal Care, The Thermal Club, and Mr. and Mrs. James Lowes. We’ve created a special relationship with our partners and Stefan Wilson, and partnering with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing will have a significant impact as we move forward.”

Reinbold is pleased with the team’s success over the past two years and Wilson provides experience and a fresh set of ideas.

“We are coming off top ten finishes for the past two years and believe Stefan can replicate that and fight for the win.”

The effort will be further boosted with the announcement of CareKeepers as the co-primary partner. CareKeepers provides caregiver referrals and placement, emergency medical alert devices with GPS monitoring, and special needs transportation services to individuals nationwide. CareKeepers brings over 30 years of experience and industry knowledge to help families understand all their options to determine the best course of action for their loved ones.

“We’re excited to accelerate our strategic growth in partnership with Stefan Wilson, Cusick Motorsports and Dreyer & Reinbold Racing,” said Gary Tennyson, CEO of CareKeepers. “There’s no better way to launch a company brand than with the attention given to the Indianapolis 500. We’ve been partnering with Stefan for many years through some of our other portfolio companies and it’s been an absolute honor to work with a group that has true integrity and concern for the representation of our brands. All our portfolio companies speed up your access to healthcare, and there’s nothing more synonymous with speed than the Indianapolis 500. We’re looking forward to the Month of May.”

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing will enter a second entry for the 2023 Indianapolis 500, with formal details to be announced in the near future.

DRAGONSPEED CUSICK MOTORSPORTS LOOKS AHEAD TO RACE AFTER MECHANICAL ISSUE AND WEATHER-AFFECTED QUALIFYING

Indianapolis, Indiana, May 23, 2022 — DragonSpeed Cusick Motorsports will start the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 in the 33rd position. A mechanical issue in the morning practice session on Saturday necessitated an engine change, and while the crew made every effort to replace the power unit, inclement weather ended the day’s running early, meaning Stefan Wilson and the No. 25 DragonSpeed Cusick Motorsports Chevrolet were unable to set a qualifying time.
 
“We thought we could qualify in the 229-230 mph range, which would have been awesome for us,” said Wilson, who will contest his fourth Indianapolis 500 on Sunday this week. “But Chevy saw something in the first run in practice they didn’t like and we had to abort the run and replace the engine. At that point, we were really racing against the weather and we didn’t get to run, unfortunately. We’ve got to keep our chin up and look towards the practice sessions this week and the race this Sunday. We have to make the best of the situation.”
“We’re all disappointed not to post a qualifying time, but the race is what really matters and we are focused on maximizing the opportunity,” said Don Cusick, Founder and CEO of Cusick Motorsports. “The crew has done a fantastic job in refining the car as much as possible, which is nothing short of a heroic effort given the time constraints going into the event. We’ve been blown away by the support from fans, series stakeholders and our partners, all of which have spurred us on and motivated us even more. We’re ready for race day.”
Practice resumes today at 1:00 p.m. ET and Carb Day practice kicks off at 11:00 a.m. ET on Friday May 27th. Both practice sessions will be live on Peacock TV. Green flag for the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 flies at 12:45 p.m. ET on Sunday May 29th. Watch the race live on NBC and follow all on-track timing and scoring via the NTT IndyCar Series app.
About Cusick Motorsports
 
Founded in 2021 by entrepreneur Don Cusick, Cusick Motorsports was created to drive meaningful business relationships through motorsports. As a marketing and business-to-business incubator, Cusick Motorsports creates bespoke programs for its partners across a variety of racing series.
 
For companies new to the world of racing, Cusick Motorsports identifies the best opportunities, negotiates deals that make business sense, and oversees each partnership to ensure the defined return-on-investment targets are being met.

Cusick Motorsports provides support in building the most effective marketing strategy possible for each partner, helping create digital marketing campaigns, positioning its brand ambassadors, and creating experiential marketing efforts.

Cusick Motorsports will utilize its vast network to create business-to-business opportunities and once-in-a-lifetime experiences for its partners. At all race events, partners will enjoy an unparalleled perspective on the sport, with VIP hospitality and direct access to the race team and drivers.
 
About CarBlip
 
CarBlip provides customers with a digital car buying experience. With access to new car inventory across the nation, your dedicated CarBlip concierge will find the car that meets your needs and deliver it directly to your door. And best of all, their service is free.
 
About 181 Fremont Residences and Jay Paul Company
 
Developed by the legendary Jay Paul Company, 181 Fremont rises 802’ from San Francisco’s downtown high-tech nexus to transform the skyline and has set a new bar for luxurious residential living in the West Coast. The $850 million tower features a state-of-the-art exoskeleton designed in a saw tooth pattern, with a magnificent spire that ascends from the crown of the building. 181 Fremont’s central location in the East Cut invites easy access to Silicon Valley and is surrounded by icons of technology including Salesforce, Facebook, Google and Twitter. The award-winning architecture reaffirms San Francisco as a global city on the forefront of innovation and design. It stands to redefine not only the neighborhood, but also the very definition of San Francisco living. Sales and marketing for 181 Fremont are handled by Compass Development Marketing Group. For more information, https://bit.ly/3FHf4Mk.
 
Jay Paul Company is one of the foremost real estate development and investment firms in California, distinguished by over 13 million square feet of trophy caliber projects in its portfolio. Since 1975, Jay Paul developments bear signature features including striking award-winning architecture, landscaping and state-of-the-art sustainable design in unsurpassed locations. Its modern, inspired campuses and towers provide the most advanced workplace environments for the world’s leading technology companies including Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple, Comcast, Instagram, Microsoft and Northrup Grumman. Jay Paul Company projects include the world-renowned 181 Fremont Tower in San Francisco, named as one of the world’s best high rises by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; Pacific Shores Center, Moffett Towers, Moffett Place and the soon to be completed 200 Park Avenue, which are all recognized as Silicon Valley’s most cutting edge, large scale developments. Jay Paul Company is privately held and based in San Francisco. For more information, visit www.jaypaul.com.
 
About GNARLY Premium Cut Jerky
 
GNARLY Premium Cut Jerky’s story begins, as many do, with an idea and some paper in hand. Except, in their case, it was butcher’s paper. They carefully crafted and created their mouth-watering jerky from the heart, first one flavor combo, then another and soon GNARLY Premium Cut Jerky was born.

Curated recipes with only the finest ingredients added to the best meats from the most renowned purveyors of fine beef, poultry and pork in the golden state with a freshness and difference you can taste go into every bag of our GNARLY Premium Cut Jerky.

GNARLY Premium Cut Jerky’s founder and master chef is Dayna Haupt. Dayna began her taste journey thirty years ago and following involvement in the world of fine dining and running her own restaurant, she found her passion for weaving complex flavors into great healthy snacks you can be proud to share with your family.
 
 
About LOHLA SPORT
 
Based in Thousand Oaks, California, LOHLA SPORT is a new premium women’s golf-lifestyle apparel brand that is quickly captivating the golf, country club, and resort market. Its impeccable sense of style features colorful, on-trend European designs with Los Angeles flair.  
 
The brainchild of recognized fashionista and longtime Golf Channel and GOLFINO executive Lisa O’Hurley, LOHLA SPORT boasts an upscale and playful lineup of tops, bottoms, skorts, and outwear available online and in roughly 100 exclusive golf shops across America. Outfits confidently transition from leisure and sporting activity to work, lunch, and dinner.  Especially popular are its signature ‘Pull-On Golf Fitness Pant’ and ‘The Very Pant,’ a play on an episode of Seinfield, in which O’Hurley’s husband, John O’Hurley, starred as the fictional character J. Peterman.
 
About Sierra Pacific Windows and Sierra Pacific Industries
 
Sierra Pacific Windows is a division of Sierra Pacific Industries, a family-owned forest products company. Based in Red Bluff, California, Sierra Pacific Windows is one of the largest manufacturers of superior quality custom wood and vinyl windows and doors in the world. It is the only fully vertically-integrated window and door company, in which the company owns the forestland and manages the entire manufacturing and distribution process. Sierra Pacific Windows has a combined manufacturing production space of over 1.4 million square feet in California and Wisconsin. Its windows and doors are distributed via more than 600 nationwide dealers, distributors and company-owned locations. 
 
Sierra Pacific Industries is a third-generation, family-owned forest products company based in Anderson, California. The company owns and manages 2.3 million acres of timberland in California, Oregon, and Washington, and is one of the largest lumber companies and largest manufacturer of millwork in the United States. Sierra Pacific Industries is committed to managing its lands in a responsible and sustainable manner to protect the environment while providing quality wood products and renewable power for consumers. The company’s forests are certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®.  Sierra Pacific Industries utilizes nearly 100 percent of every piece of wood brought to its 18 mills and eight biomass-fueled cogeneration power plants.
 
About ConnectDoc
 
ConnectDoc facilitates communications, complex coordination, and continuity between patients, medical professionals, and health care systems. ConnectDoc focuses on solutions that support patient-centered care while supporting value-sensitive decisions and shared decision-making. 
 
About Neptune Systems
 
Neptune Systems is a market leader in aquarium technology products. With over 20 years of experience, Neptune Systems has grown into one of the largest and most recognized brands in the reefing hobby. Their premier product, the APEX, has helped revolutionize how modern reefers manage their tanks and increase their success and enjoyment.
 
About Rayne Nutrition
 
We take the relationship between our food and pet health very seriously. This dedication has led us to be data- and ingredient-obsessed and is why we work closely with Ph.D. nutritionists and veterinary specialists (whom we like to call the “experts’ experts”). Under their guidance and with a shared focus on better health outcomes, we have designed our range of wellness and therapeutic diets for pets, using whole food and less processed ingredients wherever possible.
 
Rayne has diets designed to address over 30 medical conditions using whole food ingredients. It is non-negotiable that the Rayne diets do what we say they will. Because of this, we will always choose our ingredients based on purpose and the benefit that they provide to the pet. This formulation process is all done under the direction of veterinary and animal health experts who are as focused on the health outcome for the pet as we are.
 
About Topping & Legnon Wines
 
Dana Topping & Rick Legnon, who have always had a deep passion for wines, decided to finally take the leap into the industry by purchasing a gorgeous 18-acre vineyard in Lake Country, CA, previously the Burgess Family personal vines. With production of 1000 cases per year, Topping & Legnon Wines are considered a Micro-Boutique Winery. They are able to control everything from grape to glass. In the vineyard, they don’t use a single harmful chemical or pesticide. They use superior farming methods with organic composting and biodynamic methods, resulting in a beautiful selection of reds, whites and rosé wines.

DRAGONSPEED CUSICK MOTORSPORTS UNVEILS INDY 500 RACECAR AND PARTNERSHIPS WITH CARBLIP AND 181 FREMONT RESIDENCES

Indianapolis, Indiana, May 17, 2022 — DragonSpeed Cusick Motorsports is delighted to unveil its race car that will be piloted by Stefan Wilson for the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500, while simultaneously announcing that CarBlip and 181 Fremont Residences are joining the esteemed group of partners supporting the effort.

“First off, the car looks absolutely phenomenal,” said Cusick Motorsports Founder and CEO, Don Cusick. “The crews at AJ Foyt Racing and DragonSpeed have done an incredible job to put the car together in such a short amount of time and we’re excited to get on track. It’s fantastic to bring CarBlip and 181 Fremont Residences onboard, two companies that are leading the way in their respective fields and will be a perfect fit within our group of partners.”
 
CarBlip, the Auto Concierge, provides customers with a digital car buying experience. With access to new car inventory across the nation, a dedicated concierge will find the perfect car and deliver it to their door. CarBlip provides pricing options and applies all available rebates and incentives to ensure customers get a great price and save valuable time.

“At CarBlip, we have built a revolutionary experience for new car buyers that combines the best in technology with the support of a trusted concierge throughout the process,” said Brian Johnson, CEO of CarBlip. “To be successful, you need to be passionate, build a great team and execute. Don Cusick and his partners represent these ideas, and we couldn’t be more excited to join forces for the 2022 Indianapolis 500.”
 
181 Fremont Residences is a luxury, high-rise tower with 55 residences, including five-star services, a full floor of indulgent amenities and a world-class art program in downtown San Francisco. The stunning building boasts panoramic views of the Bay Area and an interior focused on art and inspiration at its premier location. Developed by the legendary Jay Paul Company, 181 Fremont rises 802’ from San Francisco’s downtown high-tech nexus to transform the skyline and has set a new bar for luxurious residential living in the West Coast.
“At 181 Fremont we have collaborated with the world’s leading architects, designers and engineers to create a new global icon on the San Francisco skyline,” said Matt Lituchy, Chief Investment Officer for the Jay Paul Company. “We admire teams that strive for this same excellence in generating the best in art, design and performance.  We are honored to partner with Stefan Wilson and Cusick Motorsports for the 2022 Indianapolis 500. Their exceptional efforts define what’s best in motorsports and beyond.”
 
CarBlip and 181 Fremont Residences will be joined alongside LOHLA SPORT, a new premium women’s golf-lifestyle apparel brand; Sierra Pacific Windows, building the most uncompromising windows and doors possible; GNARLY Premium Cut Jerky, carefully crafted and mouth-watering jerky; Neptune Systems, a market leader in aquarium technology products; ConnectDoc, facilitating communications, complex coordination, and continuity between patients, medical professionals, and health care systems; Rayne Nutrition, taking a scientific approach to pet food; Topping & Legnon Wine, offering a beautiful selection of reds, whites and rosé wines; Mr. and Mrs. James Lowes, long time race fans who are excited about the opportunity to support the effort, along with DragonSpeed partner Rembrandt Charms.
 
Founded in 2021 by entrepreneur Don Cusick, Cusick Motorsports’ first official event was the 2021 Indianapolis 500 with Stefan Wilson behind the wheel. For 2022, Cusick and Wilson have expanded their joint efforts into sports car racing with entries in the most famous American endurance races in partnership with Team Hardpoint. They made their IMSA debut at the Rolex 24 at DAYTONA this year and continued at the 12 Hours of Sebring. Later this year, they will continue by contesting the Six Hours at The Glen and Petit Le Mans.
 
British-born racer Stefan Wilson has an impressive resume that includes three Indianapolis 500 starts, Indy Lights race wins, the 2007 McLaren Autosport BRDC Award and top-ten finishes in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring with Cusick Motorsports in 2022. The experienced pilot came within four laps of winning the 2018 Indianapolis 500, and aims to make the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 his best one yet.
 
Practice for the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 begins today, with all practice sessions broadcast live via NBC’s Peacock TV. Qualifying begins this Saturday, May 21st, also broadcast live on NBC and Peacock. Green flag for the 106thIndianapolis 500 is Sunday May 29th. Watch the race live on NBC and follow all on-track timing and scoring via the NTT IndyCar Series app.