Sebastien Bourdais will return for a third consecutive year with Dale Coyne Racing.
Although Coyne has been coy in stating whether Bourdais would continue to lead the team, RACER has learned that that the Frenchman will remain on board through the 2019 season.
Bourdais first joined the Illinois-based team in 2011 in a part-time role, sharing the car with Alex Lloyd. After the KVSH Racing team folded at the end of the 2016 season, Bourdais, his race engineer Olivier Boisson, and his former Champ Car engineer Craig Hampson moved to the Coyne team and have won two races together.
Continuing the KVSH relationship, former team co-owners Jimmy Sullivan and James Sullivan partnered with Coyne for the first time this season. Currently ninth in the championship standings, Bourdais is on pace to provide Coyne with one of the best finishes since the team made its IndyCar debut in 1984.
The late Justin Wilson, who finished sixth for Coyne in 2013, owns the team’s best performance across its four decades of CART, Champ Car, and IndyCar participation.