Entering its 36th season of competition, Dale Coyne Racing has a long and storied history in Indy car racing. Starting in 1984 as an owner/driver, Dale Coyne ran seven seasons in CART. In 1990, he focused his efforts on the tutelage of several up-and-coming drivers.
From Dean Hall in 1990 to Paul Tracy in 1991 and beyond, Coyne’s ability to help and coach drivers has paid dividends to the drivers who have competed with his seasoned team.
In July 2009, the team celebrated its first win with Justin Wilson at Watkins Glen. Wilson would also win at Texas Motor Speedway in 2012, and Mike Conway added a third in the first race of the 2013 Belle Isle doubleheader weekend.
Rookie Carlos Huertas made a surprising run to the checkered flag to win the first Houston race in 2014, notching the team’s fourth career triumph while Sebastien Bourdais marked his return to the team by winning the 2017 season opener at St. Petersburg. In 2018, DCR formed a collaboration with Jimmy Vasser and James Sullivan, to run its No. 18 entry under the Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan name.
Dale Coyne Racing is based in Plainfield, Ill., about 40 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.