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The Dreyer & Reinbold team currently has only Davey Hamilton in the field among its four entries, but team manager Gary Neal said Wednesday that his other three would be ready to go for qualifying Saturday.
Rookie Mike Conway crashed Saturday during practice, while John Andretti crashed Sunday afternoon after qualifying. His speed was bumped from the field. Milka Duno also was bumped Sunday.
“I’m feeling OK now,” Conway said. “I was sore on Tuesday, but I feel ready to get back into the car. I just want to thank the safety crew and the IndyCar Series medical staff for recovering me from the car and for taking good care of me. I’m anxious to get started.”
“Mike Conway will test Friday morning and be able to drive Friday afternoon,” Neal confirmed. “We’re still waiting on the undertray. It (his car) didn’t get very much damage to the bodywork, seeing as how hard he hit. Davey will be in Mike’s car to leak-check it with a new engine.
“Milka, we’re pretty comfortable and just need more speed,” he added. “John Andretti was ready to get qualified and his car had more extensive bodywork damage, but the car is back together. The sidepods still need to be repaired. We’re pleased with the progression of each of the drivers but there’s a lot of competition in the field. Still, I believe we would’ve had two or three cars in the field on Sunday if we didn’t have the incidents. We have a spare car and a spare tub, but we prefer not to use them."