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This is a heavy mechanic’s shirt with iron on labels. It’s actually worn and the most modest shirt in my racing collection. This is one of my favorites. It’s a working class shirt from a team where money does not grow on trees.

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Dayle Coyne racing is an “over achiever” Indycar team. If you live around Chicago, you’ll probably recognize their shop off of I-55.

Started when Dale drove Indycars in 1984, Coyne racing has been a contender many times, hitting it’s stride with Justin Wilson at the wheel. Their 2020 drivers are Santino Ferucci and Alex Palou.

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Their record

First Indy car Season: 1984
Indy car Wins: 6
Indy car Poles: 2
Indy car Starts: 869
First Indy car Win: 2009 (Justin Wilson, Watkins Glen)
Best Championship Finish: 6th (2013: Justin Wilson)

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Justin Wilson was in Indycar racing because of his sacrifice and determination, certainly not because of his not money. He was a great fit for Dale Coyne racing. Justin was driving for Coyne when he met is untimely end a Pocono in 2015.

I’ll leave this picture I took of Justin with his Coyne crewmates at Mid Ohio in 2011.

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