Yesterday, Dale Coyne Racing announced that Ana Beatriz will be in the driver’s seat of their No. 18 Honda again this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park and will remain in that car through the 97th Indianapolis 500 in May.
“I am very excited to be back and race at Barber and Long Beach,” said Beatriz, who will mark her 25th IZOD IndyCar Series start in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. “I didn’t think I would be back in a car until Brazil, but I want to thank Ipiranga and Dale (Coyne) for making it possible for me to drive full time through Indianapolis.
“We didn’t have the finish we would have liked to in St. Petersburg, but I am confident that we can get a better finish for the No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda at Barber this weekend.”
Dale Coyne Racing also announced that Justin Wilson will carry the colors and sponsorship of the Boy Scouts of America for the remainder of the IZOD IndyCar Series season. Wilson is entering his third season for Coyne. He started in 2009 before leaving the team. He returned last season and is now in his second consecutive season with Coyne.
Wilson, who finished ninth in St. Petersburg, will be continuing the tradition that Dale and Gail Coyne started four years ago when they began a partnership with the Boy Scouts of America partnership.
“This is a real honor for me to be representing the Boy Scouts of America,” said Wilson. “I was never a Boy Scout, but the scouts did have their start back in England where I am originally from. I’m looking forward to working with the local scouts at the races and hopefully bringing them a win this year.”