Dale Coyne Racing
Dale Coyne Racing enters its 38th year of competing in American open-wheel racing. Team Owner Dale Coyne, a Midwestern entrepreneur who designed and built Route 66 Raceway and Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL, is known for taking on young drivers and mentoring them in the early stages of their careers. The team has claimed multiple victories, most notably, winning back-back races at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in the past few years.
Dale Coyne Racing has a long and storied history in Indy car racing. Starting in 1984 as an owner/driver, Dale Coyne ran seven seasons in CART. In 1990, he focused his efforts on the tutelage of several up-and-coming drivers. In July 2009, the team celebrated its first win with Justin Wilson at Watkins Glen. Wilson would also win at Texas Motor Speedway in 2012, and Mike Conway added a third in the first race of the 2013 Belle Isle doubleheader weekend.
HMD Motorsports joined the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires in 2017 and quickly made their mark as a front running team. Over the course of three seasons, the team racked up numerous race wins, podiums, pole positions and track records across the three RTI ladder programs. Joining the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship in mid-2017, the team has continued to grow through all three rungs of the ladder series, expanding into Indy Pro 2000 in 2018 and into Indy Lights in 2019. In just three short seasons, HMD Motorsports has become an established front running team, going head-to-head and competing for wins in all three levels.
Halfway through the 2019 season, HMD Motorsports began a complete team overhaul, bringing in new and highly experienced crew, moving the shop to the Indianapolis, Indiana area and focusing their attention on the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper ires Series.
Looking to have a minimum of three Indy Lights entries in the 2020 season, the team decided to partake in the FR Americas program in 2020 after the cancellation of the Indy Lights season. While in FR Americas, the team claimed seventeen podiums.
Returning to the Road to Indy for the 2021 season, HMD Motorsports made their official debut as a rookie team since their complete rebuild. As they continued to add on highly experienced personnel and a strong driver lineup, HMD Motorsports immediately became a frontrunning team with ten wins and thirty-three podiums, ultimately claiming the Team Championship title.
A growing success, HMD Motorsports continued to help drivers in their path to the NTT INDYCAR Series. In 2022, HMD Motorsports partnered with Dale Coyne Racing to build their internal ladder for success. Throughout the season, HMD Motorsports ran four full-time drivers and partial seasons with four other drivers. In the 14-race season, HMD Motorsports claimed seven wins, fifteen podiums and eight pole positions on their way to winning the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship with Linus Lundqvist.