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.