|Former champ Rice headed back to Indy 500|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 28 April 2011 18:59|
Rice has signed to drive Panther Racing's second car, joining rookie JR Hildebrand for the May 29 race.
The 2004 Indy 500 champion with Rahal-Letterman Racing, Rice hasn't raced in IndyCar in two years. The 35-year-old last raced a full season in IndyCar with Dreyer & Reinbold in 2008 and has been driving Grand-Am cars while running a go-kart team.
Rice and Sam Hornish Jr., now driving in NASCAR, are the only two Americans to win the Indy 500 since 2000.