Indianapolis, Indiana, May 30, 2022 — As the 33rd entry for the historic 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500, DragonSpeed Cusick Motorsports and Stefan Wilson overcame adversity in Qualifying, started the race in 33rd position, and moved up seven positions on race day to cross the yard of bricks in the 26th position. The No. 25 DragonSpeed Cusick Motorsports Chevrolet, supported by an esteemed group of partners, will take the outcome in stride and look to build momentum for the 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500.
“I felt really decent in the first stint, staying in touch with the main pack,” said Wilson, who completed his fourth Indianapolis 500 this weekend. “It felt like we had a car where we could be in the top 20 by the end of the race. I had a huge loose moment in Turn 4 on the in-lap for our first stop. I was still gathering it as I came into the box and wasn’t able to get it downshifted into neutral. The car stalled and, unfortunately, we went a lap down. We were battling the whole race, trying to make that lap up, but were never in the right place at the right time to capitalize. I’m disappointed to have made the mistake and I feel bad for the team, but I’m glad we were able to bring the car home and see the checkered flag. We ended up 26th and that’s a positive result.
“A lot of our partners are returning partners. They stuck by our side and made this happen for a second year in a row. I’m hugely grateful for their support. Everyone was pumped after the race because they got to see an amazing event. For some of the partners, this was their first Indianapolis 500 and they were blown away. We want to come back next year with a deal done earlier to start the event in a more positive position. It was great to have everyone witness the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at full capacity. You could see how passionate our guests were. They were beaming after this experience and eager to come back next year, which is a great thing to have. I can’t thank Don Cusick enough. His support made this 33rd entry happen by bringing our partners together and I can’t wait to come back next year with a deal done early and have plenty of time to prepare.”
“Great job by Stefan Wilson and the DragonSpeed Cusick Motorsports crew,” said Don Cusick, Founder and CEO of Cusick Motorsports. “We’re already making plans to come back in 2023 and I must extend a big thank you to all of our partners that make this possible. We look forward to them joining us in the 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500 next year.”
Thank you to our 2022 partners, LOHLA SPORT, a new premium women’s golf-lifestyle apparel brand; Sierra Pacific Windows, building the most uncompromising windows and doors possible; GNARLY Premium Cut Jerky, carefully crafted and mouth-watering jerky; Neptune Systems, a market leader in aquarium technology products; ConnectDoc, facilitating communications, complex coordination, and continuity between patients, medical professionals, and health care systems; CarBlip, the Auto Concierge; 181 Fremont, luxury urban living in downtown San Francisco; Rayne Nutrition, taking a scientific approach to pet food; Topping & Legnon Wine, offering a beautiful selection of reds, whites and rosé wines; Mr. and Mrs. James Lowes, long time race fans who are excited about the opportunity to support the effort, along with DragonSpeed partner Rembrandt Charms.
Cusick Motorsports and Stefan Wilson return to action on June 26th with their third IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup entry of the year at the 2022 Six Hours of the Glen. Green flag for the famed endurance race waves at 10:40 a.m. ET on Sunday, June 26th with streaming on Peacock and live coverage on USA Network.
About Cusick Motorsports
Founded in 2021 by entrepreneur Don Cusick, Cusick Motorsports was created to drive meaningful business relationships through motorsports. As a marketing and business-to-business incubator, Cusick Motorsports creates bespoke programs for its partners across a variety of racing series.
For companies new to the world of racing, Cusick Motorsports identifies the best opportunities, negotiates deals that make business sense, and oversees each partnership to ensure the defined return-on-investment targets are being met.
Cusick Motorsports provides support in building the most effective marketing strategy possible for each partner, helping create digital marketing campaigns, positioning its brand ambassadors, and creating experiential marketing efforts.
Cusick Motorsports will utilize its vast network to create business-to-business opportunities and once-in-a-lifetime experiences for its partners. At all race events, partners will enjoy an unparalleled perspective on the sport, with VIP hospitality and direct access to the race team and drivers.