CHAMPCAR/CART: Dale Coyne Racing to field two cars

Dale Coyne Racing On Board For Two Cars In 2004 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered By Ford Season INDIANAPOLIS (March 19, 2004) - Long-time Champ Car competitor Dale Coyne Racing today announced plans to field two cars in...

Dale Coyne Racing On Board For Two Cars In 2004 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered By Ford Season

INDIANAPOLIS (March 19, 2004) - Long-time Champ Car competitor Dale Coyne Racing today announced plans to field two cars in the entire 2004 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season.

"When I came on board at Champ Car, many people told me the loyalty and dedication that Mr. Coyne had for our sport," said Champ Car president Dick Eidswick. "Dale Coyne Racing has been part of the Champ Car family for more than 20 years and has played a major role in recognizing and developing young talent through the years. We are pleased to have an owner the caliber of Dale Coyne continue our vision and growth for the future."

The team will announce the drivers of its two-car effort in the near future. The Plainfield, Ill.-based operation is also busy preparing its Ford-powered Lola chassis for testing.

"We have had a long, successful relationship with Champ Car since our beginnings back in 1984," said Coyne, a former Champ Car driver. "Now is the time that those of us who believe in the product must support the series. We plan to have our drivers finalized within five to 10 days, and will begin testing immediately thereafter."

Last year, Dale Coyne Racing entered two cars in all 18 rounds of the Champ Car World Series, with drivers Gualter Salles, Geoff Boss, Joel Camathias, Alex Yoong, Roberto Gonzalez, and Alex Sperafico each making starts for the team. Salles earned the squad's best result of the season with a sixth place run at Surfers Paradise.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Gualter Salles , Alex Yoong , Roberto Gonzalez , Alex Sperafico , Geoff Boss , Dale Coyne
Teams Dale Coyne Racing