2016 News

Bourdais Remains in Championship Lead After Barber Race

April 23, 2017

Leeds, AL (April 23, 2017) – The Dale Coyne Racing drivers didn’t cross the finish line in the positions they were hoping for entering the race weekend with Sebastien Bourdais placing eighth and Ed Jones 16th, but the team did...

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Jones and Bourdais to Start on Row 6 in Alabama

April 22, 2017

Leeds, AL (April 22, 2017) – For the first time this season, both Dale Coyne Racing drivers made it into the Fast 12 during qualifying for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama with rookie Ed Jones placing 11th and...

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Second, Sixth and still in the Championship Lead in Long Beach

April 09, 2017

Long Beach, CA (April 9, 2017) – Dale Coyne Racing followed up its season opening victory with another great team performance today at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach with Sebastien Bourdais finishing second and rookie Ed Jones sixth.


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Mixed Emotions in Long Beach Qualifying

April 08, 2017

Long Beach, CA (April 8, 2017) – Dale Coyne Racing drivers had mixed emotions following qualifying on Saturday for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach which saw Sebastien Bourdais place 12th and Ed Jones 13th on the grid for...

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Coyne carrying momentum into Long Beach

April 06, 2017

Plainfield, IL (April 6, 2017) – Dale Coyne Racing enters the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach this weekend hot off a victory on the streets of St. Petersburg last month, giving the team and its drivers Sebastien Bourdais and...

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Victory in St. Petersburg for Bourdais

March 12, 2017

- Strong showing by rookie Jones in 10th place -

St. Petersburg, FL (March 12, 2017) – Dale Coyne Racing and Sébastien Bourdais wrote history today by scoring a win on the streets of St. Petersburg after starting last...

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DCR St. Petersburg Qualifying Report

March 11, 2017

St. Petersburg, FL (March 11, 2017) – Dale Coyne Racing entered the first qualifying session of the season with high, yet realistic expectations after seeing Sebastien Bourdais place fifth in the morning’s practice session, but it wasn’t meant to be...

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DCR Eager to Start 2017 Season

March 07, 2017

Plainfield, IL (March 7, 2017) - It’s with much anticipation that the Dale Coyne Racing team enters this weekend’s season opening Verizon IndyCar Series race on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida with drivers Sebastien Bourdais and Ed Jones.

With veteran...

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DCR’s Bourdais amongst the best in Phoenix

February 12, 2017

Plainfield, IL (February 12, 2017) – Dale Coyne Racing drivers Sebastien Bourdais and Ed Jones completed their first and only pre-season oval test of 2017 on Saturday with Bourdais registering the third quickest average time amongst the entire 2017 field...

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Bourdais quickest in Sebring testing

January 27, 2017

Plainfield, IL (January 27, 2017) - Sebastien Bourdais was the quickest of the drivers present at a two-day Sebring International Raceway test this week. The four-time open-wheel Champion was making his first outing of 2017 with the team in preparation...

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Coyne welcomes Indy Lights Champion Jones for 2017 season

November 14, 2016

Plainfield, IL (November 14, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing has completed its full-time 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series driver lineup with the addition of reigning Indy Lights Champion Ed Jones as the driver of its #18 entry.

Jones, an Emirati driver...

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Open-wheel Champ Bourdais returns to Dale Coyne Racing

October 12, 2016

- Craig Hampson and Olivier Boisson join DCR engineering group - 

Plainfield, IL (October 12, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing (DCR) is excited to announce the return of four-time open-wheel champion Sebastien Bourdais to the team starting with...

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Daly earns Don’t Crack Under Pressure Award

October 04, 2016

Indianapolis, IN (October 4, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing driver Conor Daly is being honored with the TAG Heuer “Don’t Crack Under Pressure” Award this evening at the Verizon IndyCar Series Championship Celebration.

The TAG Heuer “Don’t Crack Under Pressure” award...

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DCR Sonoma Race Report

September 18, 2016

Sonoma, CA (September 18, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing entered the final race of the season hoping to finish strong, unfortunately while the team had the race pace to compete with the rest of teams, they had to settle with...

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Fourth and Ninth for Daly and Enerson at Watkins Glen

September 04, 2016

Watkins Glen, NY (September 4, 2016) – Rookies Conor Daly and RC Enerson gave Dale Coyne Racing its best team finish of the season and its first double top 10 of the year on Sunday, placing fourth and ninth respectively...

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Rookie Enerson surprises with Top 12 qualifying

September 03, 2016

Watkins Glen, NY (September 3, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing’s rookie RC Enerson continued to impress on Saturday, with the young American qualifying 11th for what will only be his second Verizon IndyCar Series start.

The 19-year-old even surprised himself by...

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Chaves completes Firestone 600

August 27, 2016

Fort Worth, TX (August 27, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing and Gabby Chaves were back in action on Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway for the completion of the Firestone 600, after an 11-week postponement. 

While the first 71 laps of...

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Progress for Daly and Mann at Pocono

August 22, 2016

Long Pond, PA (August 22, 2016) –  Dale Coyne Racing drivers Conor Daly and Pippa Mann came into the weekend at Pocono Raceway with one goal in mind, to finish the second 500-mile race of the season and it’s exactly...

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Daly to drive #88 BC Forever car in honor of Clauson; Pippa Mann returns to Pocono

August 16, 2016

Plainfield, IL (August 16, 2016) –  The entire Dale Coyne Racing team enters the race weekend at Pocono Raceway with heavy hearts following the loss of their Indianapolis 500 teammate Bryan Clauson over a week ago. To honor his memory,...

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Daly leads 22 laps, Enerson sets third fastest lap at Mid-Ohio

July 31, 2016

Lexington, OH (July 31, 2016) –  Both Dale Coyne Racing drivers impressed today at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course during the Honda Indy 200. Conor Daly led 22 laps and moved up 16 positions to finish sixth while rookie RC...

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Rookie Enerson impresses in first IndyCar qualifying

July 30, 2016

Lexington, OH (July 30, 2016) –  Dale Coyne Racing’s RC Enerson, took part in his first Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying session today at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and the rookie impressed placing 18th on the grid for the Honda Indy...

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Up and down day in Toronto

July 17, 2016

Toronto, ON (July 17, 2016) –  Dale Coyne Racing’s day at the Honda Indy Toronto was off to a good start in the early stages of the race but things took a turn at the halfway mark and Luca Filippi...

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Coyne scores best team qualifying effort of the season in Toronto

July 16, 2016

- Daly to start seventh, with Filippi 11th -

Toronto, ON (July 16, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing had its best team qualifying effort this season on Saturday, on the streets of Toronto, with Conor Daly and Luca Filippi...

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Dale Coyne Racing shows progress in qualifying at Iowa

July 09, 2016

Newton, IA (July 9, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing drivers Gabby Chaves and Conor Daly qualified 18th and 21st respectively for Sunday’s Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300, positions that are not indicative of the progress the team has made...

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Strong result slips away at Road America

June 26, 2016

Elkhart Lake, WI (June 26, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing was on its way to a third Top-10 finish in a row with less than 11 laps remaining at the KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America on Sunday, but it...

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Daly scores best qualifying result at Road America

June 25, 2016

Elkhart Lake, WI (June 25, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing registered its best start of the season on Saturday with Conor Daly placing ninth on the grid for Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix at Road America.

Daly was quick right from the...

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Daly charges from back to finish sixth in Detroit Race 2

June 05, 2016

Detroit, MI (June 5, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing had another good showing at the Dual in Detroit on Sunday with Conor Daly following up his podium performance from Saturday with a sixth place finish in Race 2 and with...

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Daly scores first IndyCar podium in Detroit

June 04, 2016

Detroit, MI (June 4, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing played the strategy game in Race 1 of the Dual in Detroit and it paid dividends with Conor Daly picking up his first Verizon IndyCar Series podium with a second place...

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Detroit Race 1 Qualifying Report

June 03, 2016

Detroit, MI (June 3, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing drivers Conor Daly and Gabby Chaves ended qualifying for Race 1 of the Dual in Detroit on Friday wanting more after placing 16th and 20th, respectively, on the starting grid for...

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Daly and Chaves anxious for Dual in Detroit

June 02, 2016

- Chaves back in #19 Boy Scouts of America car for Detroit Round -

Indianapolis, IN (June 2, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing is returning to the scene of one of its victories this weekend as the Verizon...

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Mann tops Coyne cars at Indy 500

May 29, 2016

Indianapolis, IN (May 29, 2016) – Pippa Mann led the Dale Coyne Racing quartet on Sunday with an 18th place finish, in what was an up and down day for the team at the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.


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Lilly Diabetes to Co-Sponsor Conor Daly of Dale Coyne Racing in 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500

May 26, 2016

News Highlights:
•    Dale Coyne Racing and Conor Daly team up with Lilly Diabetes to bring awareness to the number of military veterans living with diabetes
•    One in four veterans are living with diabetes, which is more than the...

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Tough day of qualifying for Coyne drivers at Indy

May 21, 2016

Indianapolis, IN (May 21, 2016) – After performing extremely well in practice earlier in the week, the Dale Coyne Racing team faced some challenges during the first day of qualifying for the Indy 500, with none of their drivers making...

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Chaves quickest in Indy 500 Practice

May 19, 2016

Three Coyne cars end the day in the Top 10 

Indianapolis, IN (May 19, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing had its best Indy 500 practice day in history at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday, topping the time...

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Strong run places Daly sixth in Grand Prix of Indy

May 14, 2016

Indianapolis, IN (May 14, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing recorded its best performance this season with Conor Daly placing sixth in the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday. 

Both Daly and Chaves had...

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Gabby Chaves joins Dale Coyne Racing

May 11, 2016

2015 Sunoco Rookie of the Year to contest Indianapolis Grand Prix and Indy 500

Indianapolis, IN (May 11, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing has signed Gabby Chaves to pilot its #19 Boy Scouts of America entry at this...

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Mann back with Coyne for Indy 500

May 02, 2016

Pink #GetInvolved campaign returns, launches today

Plainfield, IL (May 2, 2016) – For a fourth consecutive year, Pippa Mann is returning to Dale Coyne Racing as part of the team’s effort at this year’s 100th Running of the...

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Tough day at the races for Dale Coyne Racing in Alabama

April 24, 2016

Leeds, AL (April 24, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing was hoping for a better outcome at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on Sunday than at the opening three events on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule, but it was...

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Sixth row start for Filippi in Alabama

April 23, 2016

Leeds, AL (April 23, 2016) – The Dale Coyne Racing team had mixed results during qualifying Saturday for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama with Luca Filippi qualifying 12th and Rookie Conor Daly 17th for tomorrow’s race.

For the second...

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Alabama Bound

April 20, 2016

Plainfield, IL (April 19, 2016) - The Verizon IndyCar Series moves to Birmingham, AL this weekend where Dale Coyne Racing and drivers Luca Filippi and Conor Daly will be taking part in their first road course race of the season...

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Dale Coyne Racing’s Daly top rookie in Long Beach

April 17, 2016

- Filippi registers fifth fastest race lap -

Long Beach, CA (April 17, 2016) – Conor Daly and Luca Filippi had another good race for Dale Coyne Racing in Round 3 of the Verizon IndyCar Series, but once...

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Solid qualifying effort for Dale Coyne Racing in Long Beach

April 16, 2016

Long Beach, CA (April 16, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing drivers Luca Filippi and Conor Daly had strong qualifying runs in Long Beach on Saturday, respectively placing 12th and 13th on the starting grid for Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of...

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Strong Oval Debut for Daly and Filippi in Phoenix

April 02, 2016

Avondale, Arizona (April 2, 2016) – The learning experience continued on Saturday at the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix for the Dale Coyne Racing drivers with Conor Daly placing 16th and Luca Filippi 20th in their one-mile oval...

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A return 20 years in the making

March 29, 2016

Plainfield, IL (March 29, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing makes a long-awaited racing return to Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) this week for the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix on Saturday, April 2, an event that presents a whole...

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Double podium finish speared in St. Petersburg

March 13, 2016

St. Petersburg, FL (March 13, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing was on its way to a potential double podium finish in the opening race of the Verizon IndyCar Series season, but the team suffered heartbreaking contact and ended up crossing...

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Dale Coyne Racing set to kick off 2016 season

March 09, 2016

- Filippi to pilot #19 Sonny’s Bar-B-Q car in St. Petersburg -

Plainfield, IL (March 8, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing kicks off its 32nd year of competition this week at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the...

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Dale Coyne Racing Completes Successful Test in the West

February 27, 2016

Avondale, Arizona (February 27, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing along with rookie driver Conor Daly and Luca Filippi completed a productive two-day test at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) on Saturday night.

With this being the first visit for Daly at a...

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Conor Daly's No. 18 Car Takes Shape

February 11, 2016

The Dale Coyne Racing crew has been working hard to get Conor Daly's No. 18 Honda prepared for the Verizon IndyCar Open Test on February 26-27 in Phoenix, AZ.  Since his signing with the team, the crew has been making...

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Happy Holidays from Dale Coyne Racing

December 19, 2015

As the Dale Coyne Racing team continutes to prepare for an exciting 2016 season, we want to take a moment to wish everyone Happy Holidays.  We thank you for your support during the 2015 season and hope you are as...

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Jonathan Byrd's sponsors Daly for season and Clauson for Indy with Coyne

December 11, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Central Indiana based Jonathan Byrd’s and long time Verizon IndyCar Series team Dale Coyne Racing have partnered to bring a pair of young, American drivers to the 2016 Verizon IndyCar schedule.

Bryan Clauson will drive the No. 88 Dale...

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Gonzalez Impresses With First Top 10 Finish; Ninth Place Result Keeps Coyne in Leaders Circle

August 30, 2015

SONOMA, Ca. – Tristan Vautier and Rodolfo Gonzalez came together to form the Dale Coyne Racing driver partnership for the final time in the 2015 season in for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.  Neither driver had turned laps on...

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Driver Justin Wilson Succumbs to Injuries

August 24, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS - INDYCAR announced that driver Justin Wilson, who enjoyed success in multiple motorsports series during a two-decade professional career, died today from a head injury sustained in the Verizon IndyCar Series race Aug. 23 at Pocono Raceway. He was...

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Coyne Drivers Both Quick and Comfortable at Pocono Raceway

August 23, 2015

LONG POND, Pa. – After a two week break for competitive action, the Dale Coyne Racing team loaded up the trucks and headed to Pocono Raceway for the ABC Supply 500.  The final 500 mile race of the season provided...

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Vautier’s Charge from Last to Sixth Highlight Mid-Ohio Weekend

August 02, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ohio – After three consecutive oval races, the Verizon IndyCar Series and Dale Coyne Racing drivers Tristan Vautier and Rodolfo Gonzalez headed to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the Honda Indy 200.  Vautier made his second IndyCar Series start...

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Vautier Narrowly Misses Top 10 in Iowa

July 20, 2015

NEWTON, Iowa – From one Midwestern short oval to another, Dale Coyne Racing drivers Pippa Mann and Tristan Vautier made the trip to Iowa to compete in the Iowa Corn 300.  As the shortest oval track on the schedule, Iowa...

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Vautier Perseveres in Milwaukee’s High Attrition, Finishes 16th

July 12, 2015

WEST ALLIS, Wis. – Back to back July short oval track races started this weekend at the Milwaukee IndyFest with the ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250.  The historic one mile track has the distinction of being the oldest operating...

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Mann Earns Career Best IndyCar Finish in Fontana

June 27, 2015

FONTANA, Calif. – Traditionally a late season race, Auto Club Speedway hosted this weekend’s MAVTV 500 in the late June sun.  Tristan Vautier continued his string of races for Dale Coyne Racing in the No. 19 Boy Scouts of America...

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Rodolfo “Speedy” Gonzalez Earns His Nickname in Toronto

June 14, 2015

TORONTO – Dale Coyne Racing drivers Rodolfo Gonzalez and Tristan Vautier returned to action this weekend in the Honda Indy Toronto just two weeks removed from another street race in Detroit.  The circuit was a familiar one for Vautier, having...

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Pippa Mann Finishes a Solid Race in Texas

June 07, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas – After driving two of the three Dale Coyne Racing entries at the Indianapolis 500 this year, Pippa Mann and Tristan Vautier were tapped to pilot the two Honda powered cars for the Firestone 600 at Texas...

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Vautier’s Last to Fourth Place Finish a Bright Spot in Gloomy Detroit Weekend

May 31, 2015

DETROIT – Drivers Rodolfo Gonzalez and Tristan Vautier each made their second start of the season for Dale Coyne Racing in the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans. This weekend double header presented a packed three day...

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Coyne Team Ready to Turn the Page After Tough Indy 500

May 24, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – May is normally a busy month for all Verizon IndyCar teams, but this one was especially trying for the Dale Coyne Racing team.  A car was crashed and rebuilt.  The team had not one, but two driver changes...

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Coyne Chief Mechanic Wins Mechanical Excellence Award

May 23, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Dale Coyne Racing car No. 63 Chief Mechanic, Roy Wilkerson, is the recipient of the 2015 Clint Brawner Mechanical Excellence Award.  This award was presented by The Clint Brawner Foundation and supported by Bridgestone/Firestone for the 19th consecutive...

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GiGi’s Playhouse announced that its logo will appear on the #18 Dale Coyne car driven by Carlos Huertas in the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 24th.

May 19, 2015

Logo Added to #18 Car Driven by Carlos Huertas with Dale Coyne Racing

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA- May 18th, 2015 - GiGi’s Playhouse announced that its logo will appear on the #18 Dale Coyne car driven by Carlos Huertas in the 99th running...

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Coyne Easily Qualifies Three Indy 500 Entries

May 17, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – While qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 can be a nervy process for teams, Dale Coyne Racing put forth an effort that easily earned three of the thirty three starting spots in the world's greatest motor race, The Indianapolis...

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Coyne Happy with Dracone’s Improved Racing Prowess

May 09, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Dale Coyne Racing returned to its driver lineup from the first two rounds of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Season this weekend for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Francesco Dracone remained in the No. 19 LaPasta Honda...

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Mann Posts Strong Showing in Indy After Long Layoff

May 03, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Pippa Mann made her return to a Verizon IndyCar after nearly a year layoff and seemed to get up to speed without much reacclimation. Honda HPD’s introduction of their speedway aero kit this week was another hurdle...

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Mann Returns to Coyne for Indy 500 in Support of Susan G. Komen®

April 26, 2015

Plainfield, Ill. - Veteran Verizon IndyCar Series Driver Pippa Mann will again race in the Indianapolis 500 with Dale Coyne Racing. For the second consecutive year, she will be driving in her familiar pink gear as she races in support...

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Gonzalez Mixes it up with IndyCar Vets on Debut

April 26, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Just a little over a month since the open test at Barber Motorsports Park, Dale Coyne Racing and the rest of the Verizon IndyCar Series setup for a short, two day event at the 2.38-mile, 17 turn...

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Daly Impresses in Road Course Debut for Coyne

April 20, 2015

LONG BEACH, Calif. – In a race that saw Dale Coyne Racing drivers Francesco Dracone and Conor Daly cross the finish line without incident, both had achievements for which they can be proud. Daly was able to race in his...

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Rocky Moran Jr. to Drive No. 18 Car for Coyne at Long Beach

April 17, 2015

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Rocky Moran Jr. will drive for Dale Coyne Racing in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach this weekend in the No. 18 Trench Shoring Honda entry.

“I can’t tell you how excited I am about finally...

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Coyne on NOLA: We Could Have Won

April 13, 2015

New Orleans, La. – A rain soaked weekend in New Orleans resulted in a very ominous water stream during the race that affected the fortunes of the Coyne crews. The No. 18 car of Carlos Huertas was poised for a...

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Early Learning and on to New Orleans for Coyne

March 29, 2015

St. Petersburg, Fla. - The Dale Coyne Racing duo of Carlos Huertas and Francesco Dracone took to the streets of St. Petersburg, FL this weekend to contest the season opening round of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Limited testing...

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Race Winner Huertas Returns with Coyne for 2015

March 18, 2015

PLAINFIELD, Illinois - Dale Coyne Racing is excited to announce the 2015 return of Carlos Huertas who will drive the #18 Honda powered car for a second consecutive season.

Huertas participated in his rookie Verizon IndyCar Series season in 2014 and...

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Dracone Signs with Dale Coyne Racing

March 16, 2015

PLAINFIELD, Illinois - Dale Coyne Racing has firmed up its early 2015 Verizon IndyCar plans with the signing of veteran open wheel driver Francesco Dracone. He will drive the #19 Honda for DCR in the first four rounds of the...

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Pippa Mann Promotes Verizon IndyCar Series to Donald Trump, Notables at Susan G. Komen Party

January 15, 2015

Verizon IndyCar Series driver Pippa Mann is rubbing elbows with business magnate and reality television star Donald Trump this weekend in Palm Beach, Fla.

Because she drove the pink Susan G. Komen car last year in the Indianapolis 500 and her...

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Coyne Continues to Expand This Off Season

December 18, 2014

PLAINFIELD, Illinois - Dale Coyne Racing has been hard at work filling the long off season with projects and personnel additions as they keep an eye toward a competitive 2015 season. Several new team members have joined the Dale Coyne...

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