Rice to return with Panther Racing
1 October 2011 – Buddy Rice has revealed that he will take part in the final two IndyCar races this season, having signed a deal with Panther Racing for the Kentucky and Las Vegas events. The American raced for the squad during the Indianapolis 500 back in May, finishing 18th.
"Kentucky's always been a handling track and it will especially be the case this year with the diamond grinding they've done to the racetrack,” he said. "With so many people here the lapped traffic will be a big part of the race, but being with Panther and their strength on oval tracks I feel like we're going to be in a strong position.
"We had a good run at Indianapolis and hopefully we can expand upon that and have both cars up front this weekend."