Dale Coyne Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The latest twist to the NTT IndyCar Series off-season involves four-time Indy car champion Sebastien Bourdais as Dale Coyne Racing released him Friday. First broken by RACER and later confirmed by the team, they’ll be eyeing for another driver heading into the 2020 season, leaving Bourdais out of a ride. Coyne thanked Bourdais for his tremendous contributions, highlighted with back-to-back victories at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in 2017 and 2018. “I want to thank Sebastien for having the confidence to come back fromRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The young and polarizing 20-year-old Santino Ferrucci will have a permanent home in the IndyCar Series next season with with full-time drive at Dale Coyne Racing. Ferrucci will drive the No. 19 Cly-Del Honda, replacing Pietro Fittipaldi, who recently signed a deal to become a Formula One test driver for the Haas F1 Team. This announcement was made by the Wasserman Media Group Tuesday, who have also signed the former F2 racer to a driver representation agreement. Brad Lusky, the executive VP of the Wasserman Group,Read More

Posted On March 6, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Conor Daly Joins Thom Burns Racing

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer SPEEDWAY, Indiana — Conor Daly will have a new partner in an entry for the Indianapolis 500 on May 27th. The second generation racer announced plans to race with Thom Burns Racing in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing with backing from the U.S. Air Force. Daly will have a Honda engine behind him in the No. 17 red white and blue entry that will be in a partnership with Dale Coyne Racing. “We’re very happy to have Conor Daly back with us for the Indy 500,”Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Sebastien Bourdais’s commitment to racing is unparalleled. So much so that he was disappointed with finishing 10th in Saturday’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park – his first Verizon IndyCar Series race after suffering massive injuries during qualifying for the Indianapolis 500. Bourdais qualified 19th in the final oval race of the season and was running 14th for much of the first stint of the race. By stopping late under the first caution, Bourdais was able to stretch his firstRead More

Posted On July 9, 2017By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Gutierrez Completes IndyCar Oval Baptism

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer NEWTON, Iowa — Esteban Gutierrez’s first race on an oval ended Sunday night with a 13th place finish in Sunday’s Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway. Having driven in Formula One and Formula E, Gutierrez’s past oval experience consisted of a test day at Iowa Speedway in the weeks before running 300 laps around the .894 mile oval, but the Mexican rookie managed to keep his wheels clean, running in the top 10 late in the race. In fact,Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Dale Coyne Racing has announced that Esteban Gutierrez will be replacing the injured Sebastien Bourdais for the remainder of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season in the No. 18 Honda. Gutierrez drove for the team at Detroit on the streets of Belle Isle, finishing 14th in the second race of the doubleheader weekend before not being approved for competition at  Texas because of a lack of oval experience. Gutierrez will be partnering Ed Jones, who both tested at Road America in theRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer After taking a few days to digest all the reactions coming out of the Texas Motor Speedway, where the Verizon IndyCar Series ran on Saturday Night, it is obvious that there are a lot of divided opinions. One person that is certainly happy with the event is Team Penske’s Will Power, who survived the carnage by staying out front and taking the win. Let’s attempt to dissect the rest of the reactions. 1 ) That’s adorable The reaction of the weekend undoubtedly belongs to JamesRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Enough, Racing Gods. Enough. Dale Coyne has clearly suffered through massive amounts of heartache. During Saturday’s Rainguard Water Sealers 600 at Texas Motor Speedway, the longtime Verizon IndyCar Series team owner had another night that would make any normal team owner question his involvement in the sport. With Tristan Vautier becoming the driver du jour in the No. 18 GEICO Honda replacing Sebastien Bourdais, the new Frenchman qualified fifth and was running in the upper end of the field. Meanwhile, teammate EdRead More
By INDYCAR Dale Coyne Racing is bringing a familiar face in to drive its No. 18 Honda this week for the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. Tristan Vautier, who has made 11 of his 30 career Verizon IndyCar Series starts with the team, will fill the seat this weekend as fellow Frenchman Sebastien Bourdais continues to mend from injuries sustained in a May 20 crash during qualifying for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Vautier will team with rookie Ed Jones in the DCRRead More
 By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Dale Coyne Racing has announced that Esteban Gutierrez will pilot the No. 18 and making his Verizon IndyCar Series debut for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix in place of the injured Sebastien Bourdais, who was injured in a qualifying accident for the Indianapolis 500. The 25-year old Mexican drove in Formula One in 2013 and ’14 for Sauber, with a best finish of seventh in the 2013 Japanese Grand Prix. He spent 2015 as the reserve driver for Ferrari, before getting the callRead More