Dreyer & Reinbold Racing is working to turn Graham Rahal's one-off deal for the Iowa Speedway into a long-term program.
Rahal will race the team's second car in place of the injured Mike Conway on Sunday. Tomas Scheckter filled the seat at Texas Speedway the week after Conway's crash in the Indianapolis 500, but Dreyer & Reinbold general manager Larry Curry has targeted an extended deal with Rahal.
"I hope this is the beginning of many races with Graham," Curry told AUTOSPORT. "We will certainly look at that and I'm sure discussions will continue into next week about what we can do beyond Iowa."
It was expected that Conway's seat would be filled by drivers who could bring money to the team, but Curry said that is not the plan.
"We've worked really hard to improve the credibility of this team," he said. "If we put someone in who doesn't have the talent but has a lot of money, then we're back to square one. We feel that Graham is an incredible talent, and to get him shows we're serious and competitive."