Wilson Officially Back With Dale Coyne

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Justin Wilson won the Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway in 2012. (Al Steinberg photo)
Justin Wilson won the Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway in 2012. (Al Steinberg photo)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Justin Wilson has signed a long-term contract to return to Dale Coyne Racing as driver of the No. 19 Boy Scouts of America/Sonny’s Bar-B-Q Honda in the IZOD IndyCar Series

Wilson is coming off a successful 2012 IZOD IndyCar season with Dale Coyne Racing, where he scored his first oval track victory at Texas Motor Speedway in early June 2012 and produced five other top-10 finishes in 2012.

“I’m very excited to be back with Dale Coyne Racing in 2013,” said Wilson. “We had a great season last year highlighted by our first win at an oval track in Texas. The entire team is back, so I am expecting good things to happen for the No. 19 Boy Scouts of America/Sonny’s Bar-B-Q Honda in 2013. In evaluating Dale’s commitment to the sport we have signed a long term agreement.”

Wilson was the quickest driver in a Honda car on the final day of an open test last week at Barber Motorsports Park. In five career races in Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Wilson has never finished worse than 10th place, while qualifying in the top-six four times.

Brazilian driver Ana Beatriz will join Dale Coyne Racing in St. Petersburg for the first race of her season. At this time she will compete in St. Petersburg, Brazil and Indianapolis and other selected races in the No. 18 Ipiranga Honda in 2013.

“This is a great opportunity with Dale Coyne Racing and hopefully we can turn it into more than a few races for the season,” said Beatriz. “We are working on more races for 2013 and hopefully we should know something very soon.”