James Davison
James  Davison
Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing, BYRD and Belardi Auto Racing
51 Honda Australia Sunoco Rookie Road To Indy Graduate
James Davison
Career stats
Indy Car History
Championships: 0
Indy 500 Wins: 0
Total Poles
Race Wins
Aug 28, 1986
Melbourne, Australia
Miami, Florida

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.


2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2018 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
2015 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2013 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Total 8 0 0 0 0 2 4
2009 Indy Lights 15 1 3 8 14 84 15
2008 Indy Lights 16 1 1 3 5 34 14

RAF = Running at Finish



First Start
August 4, 2013

NTT IndyCar Series Highlights

  • 2018
    • Competed in Indianapolis 500 with Foyt/Hollinger/Belardi, starting 19th and finishing 33rd.
  • 2017
    • Competed in Indianapolis 500 as injury replacement for Sebastien Bourdais started 33rd and finished 20th for Dale Coyne Racing.
    • Led two laps, his first Indy 500 laps led.
  • 2015
    • Competed in Indianapolis 500, started 33rd after missing qualifying due to other racing commitments and finished 27th for Dale Coyne Racing
  • 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

  • 2018
    • Competed in NASCAR Xfinity Series at Road America, starting third and finishing sixth.
    • Competed in Bathurst Round of the Toyota 86 Racing Series Australia.
  • 2017
    • Competed in two NASCAR Xfinity Series events for Joe Gibbs Racing with a best finish of fourth at Mid-Ohio.
    • Qualified second and led 11 laps at Road America.
    • Raced an Aston Martin for TRG-AMR in the Pirelli World Challenge Championship event at St. Petersburg, finishing second in season-opening race.
    • Raced a Lamborghini for Dime Racing in the Pirelli World Challenge Sprint-X event at Virginia International Raceway.
    • Competed with TRG in IMSA’s WeatherTech Sports Car Series GT Daytona Class at Lime Rock.
  • 2016
    • Finished seventh in the Pirelli World Challenge Championship driving a Nissan Motorsports GT-R GT3 with a runner-up finishes at St. Petersburg and Canadian Tires Motorsports Park.
    • Made two IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship starts driving an Aston Martin for TRG-AMR with best finish of third in GT-Daytona at Laguna Seca.
    • Made NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Road America.
  • 2015
    • Finished fourth in the Pirelli World Challenge Championship driving Nissan Motorsports GT-R GT3 with a win at Road America.
    • Competed in IMSA Tudor United Sports Car Championship in GT Daytona Class for TRG Aston Martin, winning pole for the 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
    • Drove in two Rolex Grand-Am Sports Car Series GT class races for Michael Baughman Racing.
    • Competed in Porsche Carrera Cup in Australia.
  • 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.
Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing, BYRD and Belardi Auto 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 NTT 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.

In 2019, Dale Coyne Racing announced James Davison will drive for the team in the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge in a partnership with Jonathan Byrd's Racing, Hollinger MotorSport and Belardi Auto Racing.

For the 2020 Indianapolis 500, Dale Coyne Racing will partner with BYRD Racing, Belardi Auto Racing, and newcomer Rick Ware Racing, who fields cars in NASCAR, IMSA and the Asian Le Mans Series. James Davison will once again be the driver.

Team Website dalecoyneracing.com