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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer When Romain Grosjean isn’t running the No. 51 Honda for Dale Coyne Racing w/ Rick Ware Racing, Pietro Fittipaldi will be running the oval races this season. The current Haas F1 Team reserved driver will make his NTT IndyCar Series return after three years, slated to compete in the Texas doubleheader, Gateway and that elusive Indianapolis 500. Why elusive? In 2018, Fittipaldi was supposed to run for DCR’s No. 19 team until a career altering injury at a FIA World Endurance Championship event in Spa-Francorchamps dashedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The worst kept secret was confirmed Wednesday morning as long-time Formula One veteran Romain Grosjean will compete in the NTT IndyCar Series for Dale Coyne Racing’s No. 51 Honda on all 13 road and street course races. Grosjean, who had spent the last five seasons at Hass F1 Team, will run the team’s second entry that’ll be backed by Rick Ware Racing. Thus, becoming the latest ex-F1 racer to compete in IndyCar much like Max Chilton and Marcus Ericsson have been doing the past fewRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After a year absence in the NTT IndyCar Series, Ed Jones will be back on the grid. Only this time, he’ll pilot the No. 18 SealMaster Honda for Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan on a full-time basis. The deal was confirmed Wednesday morning as 2021 will mark Jones’ first full year since being let go from Chip Ganassi Racing in 2018 despite scoring a pair of third-place finishes at Long Beach and the second Belle Isle race. SealMaster will also return for the fourthRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Not even before taking the green flag, mayhem happened in Saturday’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway where a crash took out three Andretti Autosport entries. With weather being a concern, the 23-car field were about to take the green flag for the 200-lap event, but at the back half of the field is where things went awry due to the competition checking up. Alex Palou went underneath Rossi where a few seconds later, Rossi got hit in the back byRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDYCAR veteran James Davison will be competing in the 104th Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge in a collaboration effort led by Dale Coyne Racing. The third DCR Honda entry will be sponsored by Jacob Construction with Davison’s car number being No. 51. Both are representations of NASCAR’s Rick Ware Racing, who’ll be attempting their NTT IndyCar Series debut. Davison recently competed for Ware’s Cup Series entity last Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway where he finished 30th. He’ll be make an additional two Cup starts forRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – This is the fifth of a 12-part series of comprehensive team previews as the NTT INDYCAR SERIES prepares for the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg set for March 13-15 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla. The preview series features each of the full-time teams as well as teams running a partial schedule that includes the season-opening race. Today’s featured organization: Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan and Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh. Coming Saturday: Ed Carpenter Racing. The season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer There’s a new leading driver for Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan and that man is the always fierce Santino Ferrucci. Last year’s Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year will take over the vacant No. 18 SealMaster Honda, previously driven by Sebastien Bourdais, who was released from the team last November. The four-time Indy car champion will shift his focus in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Ferrucci will be entering his second full season in the NTT IndyCar Series and will be teammates with rookie Alex Palou,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The past three months for Dale Coyne Racing has been headlined with key contributors (Michael Cannon, Sebastien Bourdais and Craig Hampson) moving on elsewhere. This isn’t the case in the team’s latest news as they announced Thursday that Super Formula race winner and Rookie of the Year Alex Palou will compete the full 17-race NTT IndyCar Series schedule in 2020. DCR won’t be alone in backing the Spaniard’s effort as Team Goh have joined forces with them as the team will be known as “Dale CoyneRead More
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