Tristian Vautier to Drive DCR’s No. 18 Honda at Texas

INDIANAPOLIS – Due to Esteban Gutierrez not being cleared to race on ovals yet, and Sebastien Bourdais still months away from being cleared to return to his seat at Dale Coyne Racing, the team searched for a driver for the No. 18 Honda this weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway. Today, it was revealed that Frenchman Tristian Vautier will pilot the DCR entry at the 1.5-mile track this weekend. Vautier, was the 2013 Verizon IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year, after finishing 20th in the final standings. He had one top…

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8 Days After Indy 500 Qualifying Crash, Sebastien Bourdais Arrives

INDIANAPOLIS – Just eight days ago, Dale Coyne Racing driver Sebastien Bourdais had a scary crash at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during his qualifying run. He was on pace to earn the top speed of the day last Saturday, but his No. 18 Honda found the Turn 2 SAFER barrier at an impact rate of 227 mph instead. The g-forces he sustained were 118. 

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Bourdais Released From Hospital on Wednesday

Verizon IndyCar Series driver Sebastien Bourdais, injured in a crash May 20 during a qualifying attempt for the 101st Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, was discharged from IU Health Methodist Hospital on Wednesday and has been moved to a local rehabilitation facility. Bourdais sustained multiple pelvic fractures and a fractured right hip when his No. 18 GEICO Honda crashed into the SAFER Barrier in Turn 2 on the third lap of his qualifications attempt Saturday. The Dale Coyne Racing driver underwent successful surgery that evening at IU Health Methodist Hospital.

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James Davison To Replace Sebastien Bourdais In This Year’s Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – On Saturday, Sebastien Bourdais crashed heavily into the Turn 2 SAFER barrier during his qualifying run for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). Unfortunately, the incident injured him, causing him to miss the remainder of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season as a result. With that being said, what does that mean for the immediate future of the No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda for Indy?

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After Recent Crashes to Aric Almirola, Danica Patrick, Sebastien Bourdais, Safety Better Now Than It’s Ever Been

INDIANAPOLIS – If this was two decades ago, say 1997 for simplicity terms, we’d be sitting here today writing about three more tragic racing deaths to three very likable race car drivers. Luckily, safety has evolved to where racing cars can allow these drivers to escape death. Last Saturday night, Aric Almirola was involved in an extremely scary crash in which his No. 43 Ford slammed into Joey Logano at speeds around 137 mph. Almirola, suffered a broken T5 vertebrae as a result and will miss 8-12 weeks. In that same crash,…

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Sebastien Bourdais’ Surgery Went “Better Than Expected” But Still Will Miss Remainder of the Season

INDIANAPOLIS – At 5:27 p.m. ET, during his qualifying run, Sebastien Bourdais found the Turn 2 SAFER barrier at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The hit according to multiple sources recorded over 100 g’s. It was announced last night that Bourdais suffered multiple fractures to his pelvis as well as a broken right hip. He had surgery at Methodist Hospital where doctors said it was successful. “Surgery went well,” INDYCAR Medical Director Dr. Geoffrey Billows said. “I’ve met with Sebastien (Bourdais) this morning and he was doing even better than I expected.”

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Sebastien Bourdais Suffers Multiple Fractures To His Pelvis, Right Hip in Indy 500 Qualifying Crash

INDIANAPOLIS – Sebastien Bourdais has had a feast or famine month at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In the IndyCar Grand Prix, Bourdais qualified sixth. Unfortunately, he blew and engine and finished last. Then, in practice this week, the Dale Coyne Racing driver blew another engine. But, on Fast Friday, Bourdais was quickest overall with a speed of 233.116 mph in his No. 18 Honda. He was also second on the no tow list too. 

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