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Dale Coyne Racing

Dale Coyne Racing
Owner(s) Dale Coyne
Base Plainfield, Illinois, USA
Series IndyCar Series
Race drivers 18. Carlos Huertas
19. Francesco Dracone
Sponsors 18. Spring Step
19. Boy Scouts of America
Manufacturer Honda
Career
Drivers' Championships 0
Race victories 4

Dale Coyne Racing is a motorsports team in the IndyCar Series owned by former driver Dale Coyne. It was founded in 1986 with Chicago Bears great Walter Payton as Payton/Coyne Racing. In 1990, Coyne stepped out of the cockpit and turned his talents to the tutelage of several up-and-coming drivers. Dale Coyne is known in the open-wheel community for his ability to recruit and coach young drivers. Later renamed as Dale Coyne Racing, the team earned its maiden victory in 25 years of trying at Watkins Glen International in July 2009 with Justin Wilson.

Contents

  • CART / Champ Car World Series 1
  • IndyCar Series 2
  • Chicagoland Speedway 3
  • Racing results 4
    • Complete CART / CCWS results 4.1
    • Complete IndyCar Series results 4.2
  • Past and present drivers 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

CART / Champ Car World Series

With Coyne's technical expertise, the team built their own chassis in its debut year (1986), which was known as the DC-1. 1988 saw Coyne's retirement as a driver to concentrate on managing the team with co-owner Walter Payton as well as tutoring newer, younger drivers. For most of the team's existence, it has utilized pay drivers, who finance their racing with Coyne with either personal funds or self-obtained sponsorship. Coyne has earned a reputation for quickly developing the skills of these drivers to a point where they can advance their careers.

Michel Jourdain, Jr. took over driving duties for the team and earned STP Most Improved Driver honors from his peers, in 1997.

Payton died in November 1999, and after that the team was known as Dale Coyne Racing. In 2000 they had four different drivers. Tarso Marques led with 17 starts, and was joined by Takuya Kurosawa (who had 8 starts). Alex Barron had 6 starts and Gualter Salles also had 6 starts. Marques and Barron both recorded career-best finishes when the season closed. Barron, had second place in Australia and Fontana, which highlighted his end to the season. He ran second, closing in on the leader, and eventually put in faster laps than the winners Adrián Fernández and Christian Fittipaldi.

The 2004 Champ Car season was an improved season with new sponsors American Medical Response and Yoke TV. The 19 & 11 entries were piloted by Oriol Servià and Gastón Mazzacane. Servià had Dale Coyne Racing's best season ever by placing third at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and finishing 10th in the final standings.

In 2007, driver Bruno Junqueira recorded back-to-back-to-back podium finishes – Zolder, Belgium, Assen, Netherlands and Surfers Paradise, Australia –en route to a seventh-place finish for the year.

IndyCar Series

Mario Moraes practicing for the 2008 GAINSCO Indy 300 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.

In 2008, the team's first year in the IndyCar Series, drivers Bruno Junqueira and Mario Moraes recorded five combined top-10 finishes and both drivers led several laps during the famed Indianapolis 500.

In the first race of the 2009 season, the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, driver Justin Wilson finished third, which was the first IRL podium finish for Dale Coyne Racing. On July 5, 2009 Wilson earned Dale Coyne Racing their first win by winning the Camping World Grand Prix at the Glen, at Watkins Glen International. The British driver dominated the race, leading 49 of the 60 laps. It was Coyne's 558th career start as an owner or as a driver.[1]

On January 11 the team announced that Boy Scouts of America would be the primary sponsor of the number 19 car for 2010. He also stated that Z Line will likely return to sponsor the 18 car and that drivers would be announced at a later date.[2] However, on February 4, it was announced that Z Line would follow Justin Wilson to Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. On March 4, DCR announced Milka Duno would drive the number 18 Citgo car for the entire season.[3] Duno's season brought her a best finish of 19th, though she failed to qualify for the Indy 500 and ended up 23rd in points while British driver Alex Lloyd in the #19 car won Rookie of the Year, finishing 16th in points with a best finish of fourth in the 2010 Indianapolis 500. Duno moved over to ARCA following the season. British rookie James Jakes stepped into the #18 car for 2011 and four-time Champ Car champion Sébastien Bourdais was signed to drive the #19 respectively for road course races only due to conflicts with the Le Mans Series, where he also competes. Alex Lloyd was returned to the team to drive in the oval races. Lloyd qualified for the 2011 Indianapolis 500 and finished 19th but Jakes failed to make the field.

On January 25, 2012, Honda and its Honda Performance Development (HPD) announced it would power a two-car effort for Dale Coyne Racing in the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series with their all new 2.2-liter turbocharged V6 IndyCar engine. Justin Wilson also returned to the team for the 2012 season. In addition to the signing of both Honda and Wilson, the team has also re-signed renowned engineer Bill Pappas, "putting the band back together" of the team that combined to score Dale Coyne Racing's first win in IndyCar racing, at Watkins Glen in 2009.[4]

The team scored its second win and first-ever oval win with Justin Wilson at Texas Motor Speedway in 2012 and captured another win in 2013 with Mike Conway in his first start for the team in Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix race 1. In that race Justin Wilson finished third, putting two Coyne cars on the podium for the first time. Ana Beatriz had driven Conway's car for the first five races of the season.

James Davison's No. 19 car heads back into the garage after a collision in the pits, which left two pit crew members hospitalized, at the 2015 Indianapolis 500

For 2014, Wilson would remain in the No. 19 while Formula Renault 3.5 driver Carlos Huertas would take over the No. 18 for the season. Huertas would score his first career win at the first round of the Grand Prix of Houston.

In 2015, Carlos Huertas made his return to the No. 18 car and rookie Francesco Dracone drove the No. 19 in the first few races of the season. In May 2015, it was announced that Huertas had an ear problem and could not continue racing for the season. It was also announced that Dracone was released from the team. Pippa Mann then drove the rest of the oval races for the season in the No. 18 car and Rodolfo González drove the rest of the road courses for the remainder of the season in that car. After Francesco Dracone's release from the No. 19, James Davison drove the car in the Indianapolis 500 and 2013 rookie Tristan Vautier drove the No. 19 for the remainder of the season.

Chicagoland Speedway

In 1998, Coyne designed and built Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. This state-of-the-art drag racing facility drew the attention of Indianapolis Motor Speedway CEO Tony George. George and Coyne, along with International Speedway Corporation, would go on to expand the facility by forming a partnership and building Chicagoland Speedway. Coyne served as president of the facility through its construction and opening season and along with George, served on its management committee until its eventual buyout by ISC in 2007.

Racing results

Complete CART / CCWS results

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Year Chassis Engine Drivers No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
1984 Eagle 81 Chevrolet V8 LBH PHX INDY MIL POR MEA CLE MCH ROA POC MDO SAN MCH PHX LAG CPL
Jim McElreath 45 DNQ
Tom Bigelow DNQ
Dale Coyne DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 14 DNQ DNQ
1985 Lola T900 Chevrolet V8 LBH INDY MIL POR MEA CLE MCH ROA POC MDO SAN MCH LAG PHX MIA
Dale Coyne 19 DNQ DNS DNQ DNQ DNS 24 23 27 28 DNS 27 DNQ DNQ
1986 DC-1 Chevrolet V8 PHX LBH INDY MIL POR MEA CLE TOR MCH POC MDO SAN MCH ROA LAG PHX MIA
Dale Coyne 19 DNQ 23 21 DNQ 12 DNQ DNQ 26 23 12 DNQ 17 DNS DNQ 25
1987 March 86C Chevrolet V8 LBH PHX INDY MIL POR MEA CLE TOR MCH POC ROA MDO NAZ LAG MIA
Dale Coyne 19 DNS DNQ DNQ 17 15 25 18 DNS 24 17 20 DNQ 21 DNQ
1988 March 86C Chevrolet V8 PHX LBH INDY MIL POR CLE TOR MEA MIC POC MDO ROA NAZ LAG MIA
Dominic Dobson 19 26
Dale Coyne DNS 13 24 25 16 22 27 DNQ 24 DNS DNQ 27 12
39 DNQ
1989 Lola T88/00 Cosworth DFX V8t PHX LBH INDY MIL DET POR CLE MEA TOR MCH POC MDO ROA NAZ LAG
Guido Daccò 19 24 22 DNQ 14 12 12 21 DNQ
John Paul, Jr. DNQ
39 DNQ
Dale Coyne DNQ
19 27
Fulvio Ballabio 18 DNQ
Ken Johnson 27
1990 Lola T88/00
Lola T90/00
Cosworth DFX V8t
Cosworth DFS V8t
PHX LBH INDY MIL DET POR CLE MEA TOR MCH DEN VAN MDO ROA NAZ LAG
Dean Hall 19 15 18 16 23 14 11 19 19 23 23 15 11 15 21
39 17
1991 Lola T88/00
Lola T90/00
Cosworth DFX V8t
Cosworth DFS V8t
SFR LBH PHX INDY MIL DET POR CLE MEA TOR MCH DEN VAN MDO ROA NAZ LAG
Randy Lewis 39 14
19 13 15 19 14 12 16 17 15 22 26
Dale Coyne 21 DNQ 23
Ross Bentley 13
Buddy Lazier 11
90 25 18 24
39 22 9 22
Paul Tracy 22 Wth
Jeff Wood 22
Michael Greenfield 16 20
Dennis Vitolo 14
1992 Lola T90/00
Lola T91/00
Cosworth DFS V8t
Buick 3300 V6t
SFR PHX LBH INDY DET POR MIL NHA TOR MCH CLE ROA VAN MDO NAZ LAG
Éric Bachelart 39 23
19 22 13 8 32 7 16 13 24 22 17 21 DNS 20 DNQ
Dennis Vitolo 14 20 17
39 21
Ross Bentley 11 20 17 14 23 18 DNQ 14
Brian Bonner 19 DNQ DNQ 17
1993 Lola T92/00 Chevrolet 265A V8t
Buick 3300 V6t
SFR PHX LBH INDY MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH NHA ROA VAN MDO NAZ LAG
Robbie Buhl 19 23 19 6 DNQ 17 28 24 19 14 17 16
Éric Bachelart DNQ
Johnny Unser 18 17 18 21
Ross Bentley 39 17 12 15 DNQ 14 DNQ 15 16 25 16 17 17 DNQ 22 DNQ
1994 Lola T93/00 Ford XB V8t SFR PHX LBH INDY MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH MDO NHA VAN ROA NAZ LAG
Robbie Buhl 19 20 16
Brian Till 19 12
Alessandro Zampedri 26 7 10 17 Wth 28 23 20 16
Mauro Baldi 19
Johnny Unser DNQ 15
Lola T92/00 Ilmor 265A V8t 39 DNQ DNQ
Andrea Montermini Wth
Ross Bentley DNQ DNQ DNQ 22 29 19 19 DNQ 22 DNQ DNS DNQ DNQ
1995 Lola T94/00 Ford XB V8t MIA SFR PHX LBH NAZ INDY MIL DET POR ROA TOR CLE MCH MDO NHA VAN LAG
Éric Bachelart 19 19 22 18 7 28 23 19 11 22 21 16
Buddy Lazier 25 18 14 21
Ross Bentley DNQ
Franck Fréon DNQ
Alessandro Zampedri 34 23 19 19 8 15 11 22 26 16 20 23 9 13 14 14 9 20
1996 Lola T96/00 Ford XB V8t MIA RIO SFR LBH NAZ 500 MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH MDO ROA VAN LAG
Hiro Matsushita 19 18 24 10 28 26 14 28 19 21 17 27 15 19 15 15 23
Roberto Moreno 34 27 9 12 8 24 3 25 23 19 14 23 23 23 22 27 12
1997 Lola T97/00
Reynard 97i
Ford XD V8t MIA SFR LBH NAZ RIO GAT MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH MDO ROA VAN LAG FON
Michel Jourdain, Jr. 19 18 18 17 20 17 16 27 22 12 18 13 13 18 20 21 22 18
Roberto Moreno 34 24
Paul Jasper 23 19 DNS 24 DNS 18
Christian Danner 12 27 23
Charlie Nearburg 26 DNS 17 18
Dennis Vitolo 28 7 16
1998 Reynard 98i Ford XD V8t MIA MOT LBH NAZ RIO GAT MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH MDO ROA VAN LAG HOU SFR FON
Michel Jourdain, Jr. 19 28 22 27 12 24 17 15 13 19 26 18 18 28 14 10 24 25 26 12
Dennis Vitolo 34 25 25 25 DNS 28 18 24 26 17 26 19 DNS 25
Gualter Salles 12 13 20 21 23 17
1999 Lola B99/00 Ford XD V8t MIA MOT LBH NAZ RIO GAT MIL POR CLE ROA TOR MCH DET MDO CHI VAN LAG HOU SRF FON
Michel Jourdain, Jr. 19 18 18 18 16 16 20 16 20 27 7 21 21 21 26 18 17 20 18 12 13
Reynard 99i Gualter Salles 34 27
Dennis Vitolo 16 Wth 24 22 11 15 15
71 18
Luiz Garcia, Jr. 24 19 24 18 23 14 24
Lola B99/00 Memo Gidley 20 22 12 13 14 14
2000 Lola B2K/00 Ford XF V8t MIA LBH RIO MOT NAZ MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH CHI MDO ROA VAN LAG GAT HOU SRF FON
Takuya Kurosawa 19 24 13 19 20 DNS Wth 12 22 25 23 Wth
Alex Barron 13 21 17 12 14 8
Gualter Salles 22 23 20
34 20 22 14
Swift 011.c Tarso Marques 17 12 20 10 15 24 21 12 18 18 23 22 18 15 17 13 7
2001 Lola B2K/00 Ford XF V8t MTY LBH NAZ MOT MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH CHI MDO ROA VAN LAU ROC HOU LAG SRF FON
Michael Krumm 19 23 15
Luiz Garcia, Jr. 21 26 27
2002 Lola B02/00 Ford XF V8t MTY LBH MOT MIL LAG POR CHI TOR CLE VAN MDO ROA MTL DEN ROC MIA SFR FON MXC
Darren Manning 19 9
André Lotterer 12
2003 Lola B02/00 Ford XFE V8t STP MTY LBH BRH LAU MIL LAG POR CLE TOR VAN ROA MDO MTL DEN MIA MXC SFR
Roberto González 11 17
Alex Yoong 9 19 18 17
Geoff Boss 16 13 16 14 DNS 13 14 14 12 10 20 9
Gualter Salles 13
19 18 17 DNS 11 17 12 18 15 6
Joël Camathias 9 11 14 13 16 15 13
Alex Sperafico 18 14
2004 Lola B02/00 Ford XFE V8t LBH MTY MIL POR CLE TOR VAN ROA DEN MTL LAG LSV SFR MXC
Oriol Servià 11 15 14 7 11 4 9 12 6 6 9 3 12 13 7
Tarso Marques 19 18 18 18
Gastón Mazzacane 16 13 12 6 DNS 18 15 12 13 15
Jarek Janiš 18
2005 Lola B02/00 Ford XFE V8t LBH MTY MIL POR CLE TOR EDM SJO DEN MTL LSV SRF MXC
Ricardo Sperafico 11 19 17 14 13 9 18 10 18 8 18 15 9 18
Oriol Servià 19 11 9
Michael Valiante 11
Tarso Marques 11
Ryan Dalziel 9
Ronnie Bremer 6 7 7 17 18 8 19
2006 Lola B02/00 Ford XFE V8t LBH HOU MTY MIL POR CLE TOR EDM SJO DEN MTL ROA SRF MXC
Jan Heylen 11 7 13 16 12 15 5 16 16 11 11 9 9 14 13
Cristiano da Matta 19 5 9 9 13
Mario Domínguez 14 6 11 8 5 13 10
Juan Cáceres 15
Andreas Wirth 9 15
2007 Panoz DP01 Cosworth XFE V8t LSV LBH HOU POR CLE MTT TOR EDM SJO ROA ZOL ASN SFR MXC
Katherine Legge 11 6 10 16 17 15 11 16 16 16 15 11 12 15 15
Bruno Junqueira 19 7 6 7 13 16 17 5 7 7 9 2 3 3 7

Complete IndyCar Series results

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Year Chassis Engine Drivers No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
2008 Dallara IR-05
Panoz DP011
Honda HI7R V8
Cosworth XFE V8t1
HMS STP MOT LBH KAN INDY MIL TXS IOW RIR WGL NSH MDO EDM KTY SNM DET CHI SRF2
Bruno Junqueira 18 23 24 12 15 20 18 15 DNS 23 6 15 13 14 14 17 7 20 15
Mario Moraes 19 16 16 20 17 18 23 18 19 17 7 10 24 20 17 10 15 21 24
2009 Dallara IR-05 Honda HI7R V8 STP LBH KAN INDY MIL TXS IOW RIR WGL TOR EDM KTY MDO SNM CHI MOT HMS
Justin Wilson 18 22 14 23 15 15 18 14 1* 5 8 21 13 7 10 12 10
19 3
Tomas Scheckter 12
2010 Dallara IR-05 Honda HI7R V8 SAO STP ALA LBH KAN INDY TXS IOW WGL TOR EDM MDO SNM CHI KTY MOT HMS
Alex Lloyd 19 18 23 23 19 19 4 8 13 25 23 18 13 10 21 13 21 12
Milka Duno 18 21 24 24 25 26 DNQ 23 23 23 26 25 23 22 19 19 19 24
2011 Dallara IR-05 Honda HI7R V8 STP ALA LBH SAO INDY TXS MIL IOW TOR EDM MDO NHM SNM BAL MOT KTY LSV
James Jakes 18 15 25 15 15 DNQ 25 28 15 25 18 18 23 18 19 27 13 21 C
Sébastien Bourdais 19 DNS 11 27 26 6 6 9 6 28 6
Alex Lloyd 19 14 24 22 13 13 26 C
2012 Dallara DW12 Honda HI12TT V6t STP ALA LBH SAO INDY DET TEX MIL IOW TOR EDM MDO SNM BAL FON
Justin Wilson 18 10 19 10 22 7 22 1 23 10 21 9 18 11 17 23
James Jakes 19 26 16 11 15 15 23 10 21 13 8 25 19 12 24 12
2013 Dallara DW12 Honda HI13TT V6t STP ALA LBH SAO INDY DET TXS MIL IOW POC TOR MDO SNM BAL HOU FON
Justin Wilson 19 9 8 3 20 5 3 22 15 9 11 7 11 8 8 2 4 3 4 18
Ana Beatriz 18 22 24 14 25 15 19 22
Mike Conway 1* 3* 7 7 16 9
James Davison 15 18
Stefan Wilson 16
Pippa Mann 24 15 25
63 30
2014 Dallara DW12 Honda HI14TT V6t STP LBH ALA IMS INDY DET TXS HOU POC IOW TOR MDO MIL SNM FON
Carlos Huertas 18 18 10 16 13 17 8 15 17 1 23 20 20 14 15 17 20 22 21
Justin Wilson 19 8 16 6 11 22 4 12 21 10 12 14 13 10 10 15 17 9 13
Pippa Mann 63 24
2015 Dallara DW12 Honda HI15TT V6t STP NOL LBH ALA IMS INDY DET TXS TOR FON MIL IOW MDO POC SNM
Pippa Mann 63 22
18 17 13 24 23 13
Carlos Huertas 24 16 19 Wth
Rocky Moran Jr. Wth
Conor Daly 17
Rodolfo González 20 21 22 18 20 9
Tristan Vautier 28
19 17 4 20 17 17 16 12 6 21 23
Francesco Dracone 23 23 21 23 22
James Davison 27
1 Used at 2008 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
2 Non-points-paying, exhibition race.

Past and present drivers

References

  1. ^ McNulty, Dean (July 6, 2009). "Perfect race on a perfect day".  
  2. ^ http://www.dalecoyneracing.com/bsaindy.html
  3. ^ http://www.indycar.com/news/show/55-izod-indycar-series/34586-duno-to-run-full-season-with-coyne-team/
  4. ^ http://www.racer.com/update-coyne-squad-confirms-wilson-honda-engines/article/224649/
  5. ^ Lewandowski, Dave (March 27, 2014). "Huertas in at Coyne; among 4 rookies in field". indycar.com. Retrieved March 27, 2014. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Dale Coyne Racing Facebook Page
  • Dale Coyne Racing Twitter Page
  • IZOD IndyCar Series Team Page
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