Dale Coyne Racing Budgeted $800k For Crash Damage In 2017, Spent Over $3 Million

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – Sebastien Bourdais crossing the finish line first in Sunday’s Verizon IndyCar Series season opener was just icing on the cake for Dale Coyne Racing. It was a similar start to 2018 from what they had in 2017 with Bourdais winning last year’s race too, but one that he’s hoping propels them to a much better and much more cost friendly season too. From Phoenix through Texas last year, DCR had it rough. They budgeted six figures for crash damage in 2017, but that number exceeded seven figures…

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Bourdais Quickly Piling Up Trophies In His St. Pete Home, Becoming One Of The All-Time Greats

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – We always talk about how little we value what Scott Dixon is doing and has done in the Verizon IndyCar Series during the course of his career. His 41 career wins, rank him fourth on the all-time wins list. He’s just one shy of tying Michael Andretti four third all-time and 11 away from Mario Andretti in second. His 224 consecutive starts, those are second ever. His 38 runner-up finishes, third ever. His 96 podiums, fifth ever. Also, his 141 top five finishes are tied for third…

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Rinus VeeKay Sweeps Pro Mazda Weekend in St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – Dutch rookie Rinus VeeKay had about as perfect of a weekend as one could in St. Pete. After nearly winning the USF2000 championship last season as a rookie then, he moved up to Juncos Racing and Pro Mazda competition in 2018. That move paid off. VeeKay not only won Saturday’s Pro Mazda season opener, but he backed that up with a victory in Sunday’s race as well. VeeKay, got by Harrison Scott on Lap 5 and never looked back in leading the final 21 laps of the…

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Alex Baron Wins USF2000 Race Sunday in St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – The racing wasn’t done on Sunday when the checkered flag dropped on the Verizon IndyCar Series season opener at St. Pete. Both the USF2000 as well as the Pro Mazda Series held their final races of the weekend too. On Saturday, rookie Kyle Kirkwood reached victory lane in the season opening race. On Sunday, a veteran making a return to the series found his way to the win. Alex Baron won two races in 2013 in the USF2000 Series and has came back in 2018 with a…

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Even With Rare Weekend, Penske Drivers Not Worried About Future

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – Now that the dust has settled on the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season opener, we can now look back and reflect on what was the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete. The 110 Lap race seemed very, very interesting all the way though. It was almost like it was open for the taking the whole way. It was also a hard race to figure out. Yes, Robert Wickens led a race-high 69 laps, but it seemed like it was still very much wide open for the taking.…

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