Chaves continues with Dale Coyne Racing into Detroit


Gabby Chaves - Credit: John Cote / IndyCar

Gabby Chaves will remain in the #19 Dale Coyne Racing car for at least the double header at Detroit this weekend, but has aspirations in remaining with the team for more races this season.

The Colombian driver joined the team ahead of the two races at Indianapolis in May, and showed good pace throughout the whole month, including during practice for the Indianapolis 500 when he topped one of the days of practice, but could only finish twentieth on race day after two drive-through penalties cost him a top ten finish.

Talking to Motorsport.com, Chaves revealed that he would be staying with the team for at least the Detroit races, and is close to agreeing to race at Texas the following weekend.

“Detroit is obviously confirmed and Texas is looking good as well,” said Chaves. “I don’t know what Dale’s plans are after that, so I hope to get something down on paper so we can hopefully move forward for the rest of the year.

“That would be ideal for me and I believe the team, too, because it would give the continuity that I need and the team needs to turn our promising practice performance into good solid race results.”