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Dream revived: YouTube video leads to ride with Legacy Autosport team

3-time Indy winner Louis Meyer’s heirs invite Casey Putsch to race their car in 2022

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In July, 40-year-old Casey Putsch posted a video on his YouTube channel lamenting the death of his dream to drive in the Indianapolis 500. 

Putsch, a vintage racer who founded the Genius Garage, has 1.3 million followers of his YouTube videos and his video lament was seen by Louis Michael Meyer, who not only is the great grandson of three-time Indy 500 winner Louis Meyer, and the grandson of famed engine-builder Louis “Sonny” Meyer Jr., but who with his brother, Matt, and father, Louis “Butch” III, own Legacy Autosport.

The result is that Putsch has signed to drive the Legacy Autosport entry in the Road to Indy Pro 2000 Championship series in 2020, Putsch has announced.

“I am extremely excited to do this with the Meyer family,” Putsch is quoted in the news release. “They are an old school real team that sees the big picture and know how to get things done.  I have been welcomed to the team with open arms, or as I like to put it the family.  I really enjoy their company and am looking forward to fighting for a podium in 2022.”

“My goal is to race in the NTT Indycar Series and the Indy 500, be a positive public figure for young people and show that you can still dare to dream and attain impossible dreams even if you are 17 years older than the next oldest person in the field,” he added.

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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum took the 1928 Miller that Louis Meyer drove to victory in the 500-mile race for a photo shoot with the Legacy Autosport team. That’s Casey Putsch in the car with Meyer’s grandson “Butch” left, and his sons Matt (center) and Louis Michael (right)

I was a big fan of Casey’s YouTube channel and reached out to him after a video he put out about his struggles in racing,” Louis Michael Meyer is quoted. “He went into details about some situations he had been dealing with and I really understood what he was saying and thought that maybe working together we could break past some of the barriers.”

“We are looking forward to the 2022 season and beyond with Casey. He is a one-of-a-kind spokesman, a talented driver and great human being. Pay close attention to his journey, it’s going to be unique and exciting.”

When the Legacy Autosport team, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum invited the crew inside for a special tour:

Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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