Jay Howard will be reunited with Sam Schmidt Motorsports for this year’s running of the Indianapolis 500, its centenary event.
The announcement sees Howard reunited with the team that brought him the Indy Pro (now Lights) crown in 2006.
Despite his feeder series success, the 30-year-old Briton has not enjoyed the same success in the top flight, contesting just a handful of races in 2008 and and 2010 with the Roth and Sarah Fisher teams respectively, failing to qualify at last year’s Indy 500.
“With the success we had as a team in 2006, I can’t wait until May gets here,” Howard said of the announcement. “SSM puts together a great race car and I like my chances for racing in this historic Indianapolis 500. I definitely have some unfinished business at Indy.”
“This year, it is our goal to provide the best possible equipment and personnel to allow Jay to show his true potential to everyone.”