Karam lands Indy 500 ride with Ganassi and DRR

(WISH Photo/Brett Bensley)
(WISH Photo/Brett Bensley)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — High school senior Sage Karam will race in his first Indianapolis 500 next month in a car fielded jointly by Chip Ganassi Racing and Dreyer & Reinbold Kingdom Racing.

Karam is the reigning Indy Lights champion, but the 19-year-old was unable to parlay that into a full-time IndyCar ride. Instead, he’s hooked on with Ganassi in a driver development role.

Karam ran in the first two events of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with Ganassi, and drove with Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan at Sebring.

The American driver is the first driver to compete at all levels of the Mazda Road to Indy program, and the only driver to win races at each level.

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