Entering its 37th 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 2020, DCR formed a collaboration with storied Super GT team Team Goh, winners of the 1996 Japanese Grand Touring Championship (JGTC) and became one of the prestigious Privateer teams to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2004 with Seiji Ara, Tom Kristensen and Rinaldo Capello. The team will be titled Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh, with rookie driver Alex Palou.
Dale Coyne Racing is based in Plainfield, Ill., about 40 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.