Since typically he waits until the first practice session of St Pete's season opening race to divulge who'll drive his Indy Cars...
According to Racer Magazine, Dale Coyne will announce his impending 2018 IndyCar Driver lineup by the upcoming Phoenix test this week; Say What? Although the News doesn't sound good for Conor Daly.
As apparently it'll take two Young guns' presumably with large-es cheques to take the one seat that really should have Conor Daly behind it's steering wheel! With Oh KanaDuhs' Zachary Claman DeMelo and some new Brasilian as the two leading candidates.
As Claman DeMelo, whose full name wouldn't fit the back of his Uni'; OOPS! Was thinking 'bout football; Hut-Hut! Butterfingers... As most drivers names go around the front waistband, at least when I could read 'em; but I digress...
Zachery contested his debutant IndyCar race last year at Sleepy Hollow, aka Snorhoma - in a "One-off" for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLLR) during the season finale at Sonoma.
Whilst Pietro Fittipaldi, who I discovered late last year just prior to claiming the now abandoned World Series Formula V-8 series final championship title across thou puddle, presumably is side-stepping the FIA Formula 2 series? But who knows who really Coyne will partner with le Hamburgular', nee SeaBass this year.
Alas, as I can only speculate, I'm guessing Conor's now relegated to focusing upon an Indy Only ride this year?
Although this could be a good thingy' overall down the road, since the team he's had the most success with, nee Juncos Racing is in the midst of transitioning to becoming a Fulltime IndyCar series competitor in the near future.
As Juncos is ramping up slowly, due most likely to the same thingy' causing Coyne to run multiple chauffeurs in his No. 19 "Rent-a-Ride" second entry. Can Y'all Say Dinero?
As we know that Juncos will run Kyle Kiser, who won the 2017 Indy Lights title with them in at least three races including Indianapolis this year as the prize for his championship.
Also thought I'd heard another driver was in discussions to run a limited 4-race programme with them? so I wouldn't be shocked to see Daly reunite with Juncos to rebuild his IndyCar career in the future.
Meanwhile, as I was getting set to post this riveting story on No Fenders, whilst perusing IndyStar', I learned via Jim Ayello that Dale Coyne's apparently been fishing 'bout his bowl 'O soup, and apparently been enticed; Hmm, can Y'all say Dinero? To partake in the past tradition of a former competitor's Alphabet Soup naming brigade.
As Top Jimmy' and Sully', two-thirds of the past KV What's Yuh McCall it racing team have returned to the IndyCar paddock to form a new alliance with thou plucky Dale Coyne, and will form Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan, aka DCRWVS... Uhm, Oh Vanna, I wanna buy a vowel; Hya!
As they'll run Dale's lead car, the No. 18 with SeaBass', nee Sebastain Bourdais at the controls, while the secondary No. 19 will just remain as plain 'Ol DCR, presumably with its two rookie Pilotes mentioned above sharing the ride, albeit don't be surprised if they both run at Indy, along with Coyne's yearly pink car for Pippa Mann...
As I'll let Yuhs decide what's weirder; le Hamburgulars' new caution tape livery or practice being delayed in order for the track to clean off sheep entrails; YIKES!
Coyne ifficially confirms Claman DeMelo, Fittipaldi