In 1984 Dale Coyne Racing was founded and is today one of the longest running teams in all of open wheel racing. In 1988 Coyne removed himself from behind the wheel to concentrate his efforts on running the team, providing other drivers the platform to fulfill their driving aspirations. The perpetual underdog, it is common knowledge that drivers in the Coyne rides are on their way in, up or out of racing. That said, speak to any driver who has spent time driving for Dale Coyne, and they will regale you with stories of a kind, supportive, knowledgeable & generous man and environment where they could hone their skills and pursue their dream.
Looking at the list of former Coyne drivers is like reading a veritable who's who of American Open Wheel racing. Some became team owners, some series champions, and some would get their first and perhaps only taste of open wheel racing.
Dale Coyne Racing celebrated some of its biggest accomplishments with Driver Bruno Junqueria. In 2007 the Brazilian racked up three consecutive podium finishes, recording a second place finish and seventh in the points standings which was the best finish and final points standings any Dale Coyne Racing driver has recorded in its twenty-three years of competition.
In 2008, Coyne fielded two cars adding newcomer Mario Moraes to the mix alongside Junquiera. The team recorded five top-10 finishes and both drivers led several laps at the Indianapolis 500.
In 2009, with Justin Wilson in the driver's seat, the team broke through, celebrating its first ever win at Watkins Glen. DCR finished ninth in the 2009 IndyCar Series, with seven top-10 finishes.
2010 finds the team without some of the key players who contributed to the team's success in 09, but ever the optimist, Dale Coyne is taking it all in stride, and is looking forward to another fresh crop of drivers & sponsors.
In 2008 Junqueria returned to Dale Coyne Racing with rookie driver Mario Moraes.
When Moraes left for KV Racing Technology, Coyne's outfit was reduced to one car, with Justin Wilson as the driver. However, the team has found much success on the road and street circuits, and took their maiden win at Watkins Glen.
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