Verizon IndyCar Series - Sage Karam

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Sage Karam
All-Time Career Statistics - Verizon IndyCar Series
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  • Indy 500 Wins
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  • Total Poles
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Biography of Sage Karam

Sage Karam of Nazareth, Pa., is a Mazda Road to Indy scholarship recipient, having won the 2010 USF2000 National Championship with Andretti Autosport and the 2013 Indy Lights title with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.

He previously competed in various karting series, becoming a 35-time World Karting Association and IRL Stars of Karting National champion. At the age of 13, Karam was the youngest driver to win the annual Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out. In addition, he was the only American driver to compete in both a national karting championship and an open-wheel professional series full time in 2009.

He's involved in Operation Smile, a children’s charity that has been treating facial deformities such as cleft lips and cleft palates around the world. He made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut in 2014 in the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.

VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES HIGHLIGHTS

First start: May 25, 2014 (Indianapolis 500)

2014
• Finished ninth after qualifying 31st in Indianapolis 500 for Dreyer & Reinbold-Kingdom Racing.

ROAD TO THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES

2014
• Competed in Rolex 24 At Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring for Target Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates.

2013
• Won Indy Lights championship with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.
• Recorded three victories and three pole starts.
• Received Indy Lights Rookie of the Year award.

2012
• Finished third in Star Mazda Championship standings with Andretti Autosport.
• Recorded three victories and two pole starts.

2011
• Finished fifth in Star Mazda Championship standings with Andretti Autosport.
• Recorded two victories and two pole starts.
• Earned series Rookie of the Year award.

2010
• Won USF2000 championship with Andretti Autosport.
• Recorded victories in nine of the 12 races.
• Earned series Rookie of the Year award.

EARLY CAREER

Competed in Skip Barber National series, earning the Rising Star award in 2009. ... Skip Barber Shootout champion in 2008. ... Multiple national karting victories and championships.

Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
Total 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
2012 Pro Mazda 13 2 0 8 10 99 10
Total 13 2 0 8 10 99 10
2013 Indy Lights 12 3 3 10 12 163 12
Total 12 3 3 10 12 163 12
* Under INDYCAR sanction RAF = Running at Finish
** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points
Dreyer & Reinbold Kingdom Racing

Dennis Reinbold's grandfather "Pop" Dreyer is recognized as one of the early icons of open-wheel racing. After managing Duesenberg's factory racing efforts, Pop Dreyer became one of the most successful builders of midget, sprint and Indy cars.

In 1994, Reinbold joined Eric DeBord in fielding a BMW-supported entry in the IMSA Firestone Firehawk Road Racing Series. In 1999, Reinbold and DeBord joined forces again to form Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, which entered the IndyCar Series with driver Robbie Buhl.

In 2000, DeBord and Reinbold welcomed Buhl as a partner, and Buhl went on to win the 2000 season opener at Walt Disney World Speedway. In 2001, DeBord relinquished his ownership role. In 2004, Buhl took on a full-time ownership role after retiring as a driver.

Reinbold graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a bachelor's degree and earned an MBA from Indiana State University. Buhl, who earned a business/economics degree from New England College, is the driver analyst on VERSUS broadcasts of IZOD IndyCar Series races.

The team has a strong relationship with Racing for Kids (Buhl is the organization's national spokesman), which has visited more than 20,000 children in hospitals in local race markets across the globe.