Former F1 test driver, Mike Conway has been confirmed to drive one of Dreyer & Reinbold’s Dallara’s in 09′. Conway who tested last year with Panther will get his first seat time with D&R on Feb. 24 & 25 at Homestead Miami Speedway for Indycar’s first open test in 2009.
“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to race in the U.S. with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in the IndyCar Series,” Conway said. “I’ll be visiting a lot of new tracks for the first time, especially oval tracks, but I’m very much looking forward to the challenge.”
The addition of Conway leaves in question the Indycar careers of Buddy Rice, Milka Duno and Townsend Bell. Although Rice has been previously rumored to be a virtual lock to pilot the D&R Dad’s Root Beer sponsored Dallara in 09′ nothing has been confirmed, but Mike King and Kevin Lee report that D&R may have severed ties with the veteran. I still expect Dreyer & Reinbold to announce a second car in the near future to be driven by Rice, Duno and/or Bell.