James Davison
James  Davison
Dale Coyne Racing
James Davison
Career stats
Verizon IndyCar Series
Indy 500 Wins
Total Poles
Race Wins
Aug 28, 1986
19 Australia Road To Indy Graduate
Melbourne, Australia
San Francisco

Davison earned his first Firestone Indy Lights victory in 2008 with Sam Schmidt Motorsports at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. He also earned his first pole last season at Nashville Superspeedway.

Davison has previous driving experience and success in the Star Mazda, Champ Car Atlantic, Formula BMW USA, Victorian Formula Ford Series and competes in sports cars in the United States. A native Australian, his family is prominent in Australian motorsports. His grandfather, Lex Davison, won the Australian Grand Prix four times, while his father, Jon, raced Formula 5000, and his cousins, Alex and Will, race V8 Supercars.

Davison made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut in 2013 at Mid-Ohio and his Indianapolis 500 debut in 2014.

2015 Verizon IndyCar Series 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2013 Verizon IndyCar Series 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 3
2009 Indy Lights 15 1 3 8 14 84 15
2008 Indy Lights 16 1 1 3 5 34 14

* Under INDYCAR sanction

** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points

RAF = Running at Finish

Dale Coyne Racing

Dale Coyne Racing is a long-standing staple in open-wheel racing. Starting in 1984 as a driver/owner, Coyne ran several seasons of Indy car races. For several years the team raced with a stock-block engine, making Coyne a fan favorite. With the technical expertise of Coyne, the team built its own chassis in 1986, known as the DC-1.

Stepping out of the cockpit in 1990, Coyne turned his talents to the tutelage of several up-and-coming drivers. From Dean Hall in 1990 to Paul Tracy in 1991 and beyond, Coyne’s ability to recruit and coach drivers has shown well for drivers who have competed with this seasoned team.

Before making the transition to the Verizon IndyCar Series full time in 2008, the team competed in the Champ Car World Series with drivers such as Oriol Servia, Cristiano da Matta, Katherine Legge, Bruno Junqueira, Alex Barron and Michel Jourdain Jr.

Dale Coyne Racing recorded its first victory in July 2009 at Watkins Glen International with Justin Wilson behind the wheel.

First Start
August 4, 2013

Verizon IndyCar Series Highlights

  • 2014
    • Competed in 98th Indianapolis 500, qualifying 28th and finishing 16th for KV Racing Technology.
  • 2013
    • Drove in two races for Dale Coyne Racing, finishing 15th at Mid-Ohio and 18th at Sonoma.
  • 2011
    • Tested Indy car for Andretti Autosport at Palm Beach (Fla.) International Raceway.

James's Road To Indy

  • 2015
    • Drove Nissan Motorsports GT-R GT3 in Pirelli World Challenge.
    • Captured fifth consecutive pole position in TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GTD class for TRG-Aston Martin Racing in season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona.
  • 2014
    • Drove in TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GTD class for TRG-Aston Martin Racing, winning pole for final four races of season and best race finish of fourth (Belle Isle).
    • Scored Aston Martin team its first IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge win at Kansas.
  • 2012
    • Competed in Porsche Carrera Cup in Australia.
    • Drove in two Rolex Grand-Am Sports Car Series GT class races for Michael Baughman Racing.
  • 2011
    • Drove in one Rolex Grand-Am Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype event for Michael Shank Racing.
  • 2010
    • Competed in two Rolex Grand-Am Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype events for Starworks Motorsport.
  • 2009
    • Finished second in Indy Lights championship for Vision Racing, winning one race (Mid-Ohio) and adding six more top-five finishes.
  • 2008
    • Collected first Indy Lights win (Mid-Ohio) and finished ninth in championship for Sam Schmidt Motorsports.
  • 2007
    • Finished second in Star Mazda championship for Velocity Motorsports with win at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and three poles.
  • 2006
    • Drove in 10 Champ Car Atlantic races for Team Australia, with best finish of seventh at San Jose.
  • 2005
    • Drove in Formula BMW Junior series, capturing win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course support race.
    • Scored three additional podium finishes.
    • Named part of Confederation of Australian Motorsport Elite Driver program, earning financial support from foundation.
  • 2004
    • Competed in Australian Formula Ford competition.