By: Tanner Watkins
February 21, 2020 | 1:00 PM
In a surprise announcement this morning, a brand new team has revealed their plans to compete in both month of May races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this spring.
The team, named Citrone/Buhl Autosport, is a partnership between Robert and Nick Citrone and Tom and Robbie Buhl. Robert Citrone is founder of Discovery Capital Management and the largest minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rob’s son Nick is a Data Analytics Coordinator for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Tom and Robbie own Buhl Sport Detroit, a motorsports marketing company that operates a rallycross team, Racing4Detroit, and an advanced driver training program called Teen Street Skills.
As many may remember, Robbie Buhl is a former open-wheel driver with eight career starts in the Indy 500. He won twice as an Indy Racing League competitor and made a total of 78 IndyCar appearances between 1993 and 2004.
From the team press release:
Citrone and Buhl have been friends since meeting 20 years ago at the Indy 500 while Robbie was still driving. Both families share a love and passion for IndyCar and have always wanted to form a team to compete at Indy.
In the summer of 2019, on behalf of the partnership, Buhl began exploring opportunities, with several teams and drivers, to enter a car in the 500. The underlying goal of Citrone/Buhl Autosport is to be competitive while partnering with the right people to deliver results.
The Citrones and Buhls see this as the start of a continued racing endeavor with aspiration of more entries at more races in the future.
There is no further information to add at this time, but Citrone/Buhl Autosport certainly serves as a wild card entry for this year’s 500 Mile Race.
Header image by Citrone/Buhl Autosport.