Rain Fell Just Hard Enough For Bourdais To Have To Pit, Settles For 5th Place Run at Barber Instead

LEEDS, Ala – The ball was in Sebastien Bourdais court. Go as long as he needed to go. See, the rain really started ramping up around the Barber Motorsports Park over the final stint of the rain delayed Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. The rest of the field had already came down pit road to put on the Firestone wet tires. Bourdais, well he was trying to go as long as he could on his Firestone alternates. The Dale Coyne Racing driver at the time held over a 9-second lead…

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Pippa Mann To Join Dale Coyne Racing For Indy 500, Brings New Sponsorship

INDIANAPOLIS – The 33rd Indianapolis 500 entry, has been unveiled as Pippa Mann will drive a fourth Dale Coyne Racing entry in the 102nd Running of the event. Mann, announced the ride at the Indiana State Museum on Tuesday morning. Unlike in the year’s past, Mann won’t have the white and pink Susan G. Komen colors on her Honda. Instead, the sponsorship with will see her with gray and pink colors on her No. 63 Honda. 

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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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Daly May Test In Open INDYCAR Test at Indy Later This Month

INDIANAPOLIS – Conor Daly and Thom Burns Racing announced on Tuesday that they have joined forces to race in this May’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. They will get their car and resources from Dale Coyne Racing for their No. 17 Honda. But, with this being a one-off entry for this year’s race, track time for that entry between now and then will be limited. The first time that the car will likely see the track will be on the opening day of practice on May 15. With that being…

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How The Deal Between Conor Daly and Thom Burns Came About

INDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday, Conor Daly and Thom Burns announced that they have joined forces to run in May’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. The duo have partnered with Dale Coyne Racing to run the No. 17 Honda in May. But, how did this whole thing come about? Back in the Fall, Daly was leaving the country to compete in the hit show The Amazing Race. He thought then that he had a deal to return with AJ Foyt Racing for a second straight year. Unfortunately, when he returned, he…

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Dale Coyne Racing Confirms No. 19 Honda Drivers, Races They’ll Contest In

INDIANAPOLIS – Leading global payments provider, Paysafe will become the primary and naming sponsor of the Dale Coyne Racing entry that will be shared by Canadian Zach Claman De Melo and Brazilian Pietro Fittipaldi for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Following a successful partnership with De Melo at the season ending event in Sonoma in 2017, Paysafe has agreed to partner with Dale Coyne Racing to provide continued sponsorship to the young Canadian as its primary brand ambassador as well as extend its support to his Brazilian teammate, and up…

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Strong IndyCar Test For Majority Of The Teams at Sonoma On Monday

INDIANAPOLIS – 13 drivers took to the road course in Sonoma for the first of a big week of testing for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Following Monday’s test at the Northern California track, those teams and the others that weren’t taking a part in the test will meet in Phoenix for a three-day test on the 1.022-mile oval. But, as far as Monday’s test at Sonoma and how it went, it sounded like it went very smoothly for all 13 teams. Times were unofficial, but from what it sounds like, all…

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Pietro Fittipaldi Earns Coyne Test at Sonoma, Moves Closer To Shared Seat For 2018 Season

Last week I wrote how Dale Coyne Racing was close to announcing the drivers that will contest the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season in their No. 19 Honda. We already knew that Sebastien Bourdais would be back in the No. 18 entry, but with Ed Jones’ abrupt departure last October to leave for Chip Ganassi Racing to replace Tony Kanaan for the upcoming season, the team was left with a void in their second car. Zachary Claman DeMelo got the nod to test in it at Sebring, but Fittipaldi also…

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Dale Coyne Racing Partners With Jimmy Vasser/James Sullivan, New Sponsor Brought To Sebastien Bourdais

Dale Coyne, Jimmy Vasser and James “Sulli” Sullivan announced today the creation of Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan, to compete in the Verizon IndyCar Series beginning with the 2018 season. The newly formed team also announced that SealMaster will be the primary sponsor for nine of the 17 races, including the Indianapolis 500, for the No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan entry to be driven by Sebastien Bourdais. “When Jimmy, Sulli and I met to discuss creating this partnership, it was very enticing,” said Dale Coyne owner of Dale…

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