My Racing Team
Dale Coyne is a true racer as he begins his 31st season as an owner/driver in open-wheel racing. Starting in 1984 as a driver and owner, Coyne drove five seasons in the now defunct CART series where he was Rookie of the Year at both the Michigan and Pocono 500’s. In 1990, Coyne stepped out of the cockpit and turned his talents to the tutelage of several up-and-coming drivers. He is known in the open-wheel community for his ability to recruit and coach young drivers. He was the only CART owner to serve on both the CART and USAC Boards. Coyne also was picked by his fellow owners to be the interim CEO of CART in 1994 and 1995. In 1998, Coyne designed and built Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, IL. This state-of-the-art drag racing facility drew the attention of Indianapolis Motor Speedway CEO Tony George. George and Coyne, along with International Speedway Corporation, would go on to expand the facility by forming a partnership and building Chicagoland Speedway. Coyne served as president of the facility through its construction and opening season and along with George, served on its management committee until its eventual buyout by ISC in 2007.