Indianapolis, IN (May 24, 2019) – Dale Coyne Racing is pleased to announce that ENEOS, Japan’s leading oil company, has joined its family of partners by becoming the team’s Official Lubricant Supplier. ENEOS is the brand name for products manufactured by JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corp. – the largest oil company in Japan and sixth…
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Strong Qualifying Performance Places Davison on 5th Row, Ferrucci on 8th for Start of 103rd Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis, IN (May 18, 2019) – The Dale Coyne Racing team put in an excellent team effort during qualifying for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Saturday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway by qualifying all of their cars for the 500-mile event. James Davison put in a solid run aboard his…
Ferrucci Scores Top Ten Finish in INDYCAR Grand Prix Indianapolis, IN (May 11, 2019) – Dale Coyne Racing rookie Santino Ferrucci picked up his second NTT IndyCar Series top ten finish on Saturday at the INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in what was a mix of dry and wet weather. The race started…
Indianapolis, IN (May 10, 2019) – Dale Coyne Racing rookie Santino Ferrucci came close to making it to the second round of qualifying for a third time this season. However, the driver of the #19 Cly-Del Manufacturing Honda missed out on advancing to Round 2 of qualifying for the INDYCAR Grand Prix by a mere 0.02…
Indianapolis, IN (May 9, 2019) – The Dale Coyne Racing team is back in action this weekend as Santino Ferrucci makes his first official appearance at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the INDYCAR Grand Prix, which takes place Saturday, May 11. While the team didn’t have any races the last three weekends, the Plainfield, Illinois-based squad…
Long Beach, CA (April 14, 2019) – Santino Ferrucci’s race didn’t go as he would have liked aboard his #19 Cly-Del Manufacturing, Dale Coyne Racing entry on Sunday at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. The rookie had to settle for a 21st place finish after a trip into the runoff area sent him a couple of laps down to the leaders.
Ferrucci had a strong start from his 13th place on the grid and was keeping with the cars ahead of him in his opening stint. After gaining a couple of positions, Ferrucci headed to pit lane on Lap 26 for his first stop. However, upon exiting the pits with a full fuel tank, the car bottomed out on him going into Turn 1 and he ended up in the runoff area.
Having stalled the engine while trying to spin and turn the car around, Ferrucci had to wait for the AMR Safety Team to get him restarted. The time spent in the runoff area cost him two laps to the leaders, sent him into 22nd place and put an end to his hopes of a strong finish.
While Ferrucci continued on in the race and posted competitive lap times, the damage was done, and he would only climb one more position to 21st when the checkered flag came out.
“We had a clean start. Sebastien (Bourdais) seemed pretty quick so when he got close to me, I didn’t fight him,” explained Ferrucci. “I’m happy I didn’t because he passed a couple of cars and I watched and followed suit, so it was a good learning experience for me. We seemed pretty quick as well and wanted to run his strategy. But when I came out of the pits, with a heavy fuel load I just bottomed too hard coming into 1, locked the fronts and went into the runoff. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get the car spun with the heavy fuel load, I spun halfway and that caught me off guard and I stalled it. There was nothing we could do from that point on but to turn it into a learning race.”
The Dale Coyne Racing team will now switch gears and prepare for their first oval test of the season as they will take part in the IndyCar Open Test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on April 24 ahead of next month’s Indy 500. The next race for the Plainfield, Il based team will be the INDYCAR Grand Prix on May 11, 2019.
Ferrucci Anxious to Take on Long Beach Circuit
Long Beach, CA (April 11, 2019) – Rookie Santino Ferrucci is looking forward to his first NTT IndyCar Series race on the streets of Long Beach as the series heads to California for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach this weekend.
After a couple of disappointing results in the last two rounds of the season at Circuit of the Americas and Barber Motorsports Park, the Dale Coyne Racing driver is looking to score results that reflect his actual on-track performance.
In both previous rounds, Ferrucci was on his way to possible top-10 finishes when circumstances out of his control sent him further down the results sheet.
While the 20-year-old driver has never raced on the 1.968-mile, 12-turn temporary street course in Long Beach, he did take part in a simulator session a couple of weeks ago ahead of this weekend’s event to familiarize himself with the track.
“I’m pretty excited about heading to Long Beach,” shared Ferrucci. “Then again, I’m always excited going to a street course. I’m curious to see what we’ll have when we get there. We did some simulator work and it was really, really good for us. It’s helped us at other tracks, so hopefully it will be the same for Long Beach and we can get back into the Top 10. Doing sim work is helpful but I can’t wait to drive the actual track. From what I’ve seen of the circuit, it kind of reminds me of Detroit in a way, it’s a little bumpy and I like the hairpin a lot going onto the front straight. I’m excited for that and for the fountain turn, because I’m told it’s legendary.”
So far this season, Ferrucci has scored a couple of IndyCar career bests by picking up his best finish with a ninth place at the season opener in St. Petersburg and by registering his best starting position at Barber Motorsports by placing himself 10th on the grid.
Ferrucci will be able to get his first real taste of the Long Beach circuit starting Friday when he takes part in two practice sessions. Qualifying for the fourth round of the season will be broadcast live on NBCSN on Saturday, April 13 from 2:45pm ET (11:45am local time) and all practice sessions will be streamed live on the NBC Gold app.
The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach will be broadcast live on NBCSN Sunday, April 14, 2019 starting at 4:00pm ET (1pm local), with the race scheduled to go green at 4:42pm ET (1:42pm local).
Untimely Caution Costs Ferrucci Possible Top 10 at Barber Birmingham, AL (April 7, 2019) – Dale Coyne Racing’s rookie Santino Ferrucci was on his way to another competitive top 10 finish on Sunday at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, but an untimely caution period with just over 30 laps remaining cost him precious positions,…
Birmingham, AL (April 6, 2019) – For the second race in a row, Dale Coyne Racing’s Santino Ferrucci made it to the second round of qualifying when he placed his #19 David Yurman 10th on the grid for Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, once again improving on his best starting position in the NTT…