Honda To Power Dale Coyne Racing In 2012

Dale Coyne Racing's no.19 during the 2011 season (Photo Credit: Indycar)
Dale Coyne Racing's no.19 during the 2011 season (Photo Credit: Indycar)

Dale Coyne Racing announced today that its two-car effort will be powered by Honda engines in 2012.

Under the terms of the agreement, Honda Performance Development (HPD) will provide all Dale Coyne Racing entries with its 2.2l Honda Indy V6 for the entire 2012 IZOD IndyCar campaign and Indianapolis 500.

“Dale Coyne Racing has been one of IndyCar's most durable teams, with a history that extends for nearly 30 years.” said Erik Berkman, president of Honda Performance Development and vice president, corporate planning and logistics, for American Honda. “It's great to have them racing with us in 2012. Dale's team has made great strides in recent seasons, and he has made moves this off-season to further improve. We're looking forward to continuing our association with him in 2012.”

Dale Coyne Racing joins Chip Ganassi Racing, A.J. Foyt Racing, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and Sam Schmidt Motorsports as the Honda-powered teams in 2012.

We have felt a part of the Honda family from their first days in CART back in the early 1990s till today,” commented DCR team owner Dale Coyne. “We are very pleased to enter this next stage of IndyCar history with a company so dedicated to winning and rich in successful motorsports heritage like Honda. Together we hope to accomplish great things in 2012.”