J.R. Hildebrand1988-01-03 (age 31)
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JR Hildebrand, who was confirmed today as Dreyer & Reinbold Racing’s second driver for the Indianapolis 500, says he’s expecting increased expectation in qualifying this year.
JR Hildebrand has been confirmed as the second Dreyer & Reinbold Racing entry for the 2018 Indianapolis 500.
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing is set to enter two cars for this year’s Indianapolis 500 and Danica Patrick is among the list of drivers being targeted by team owner Dennis Reinbold.
Nine races down, eight to go, and the usual suspects are starting to assert themselves in the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series after a very open start to the season. But certain statistical anomalies could have far-reaching effects, says David Malsher.
In this exclusive extract from the new book, In The Zone, the late Dan Wheldon told Clyde Brolin his view of one of Indianapolis’s most-thrilling finishes of all time – and how his mental preparedness was a key factor.
Ed Carpenter and JR Hildebrand topped the speed charts halfway through a very blustery day of practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in which Fernando Alonso has only just ventured onto the track.
Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet’s JR Hildebrand says he’s looking forward to “being able to make good” on his Phoenix performance that saw him start and finish third, and prove one of very few drivers to make successful passing maneuvers.
A slightly bizarre yellow flag and pitstop situation gifted Simon Pagenaud the lead in the Phoenix Grand Prix, but he drove flawlessly thereafter to grab his first IndyCar victory on an oval.
JR Hildebrand made a strong comeback at Phoenix after a one-race layoff for a broken hand and will start third at Phoenix, but his team-owner and teammate for ovals, Ed Carpenter, suffered a fuel leak in practice and qualified last.
Ed Carpenter says that his team will not run a third car at this year’s Indianapolis 500, leaving Spencer Pigot free to chase an alternative ride.