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Dave Despain and Guest co-host Robin Miller chat with first time IRL owner/winner at Watkins Glen last month, Dale Coyne.
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Welcome -- showed they'll tell -- are how your race team is different now -- was fifteen days ago before Justin wondered why and how does that first win and a quarter century as a car owner changed the game for you. Elliott Smith is busy. But it's meant as a bit nostalgic to see everything that's. Happened and all the congratulations we get from people from the past from. Tom get us on my super leaders summit -- who's going to crank -- and cam shafts and you know Bernie Myers who was with us for years and all of our guys every driver everybody knows everybody's ever -- this team you know this is a win for all those. Yes well but of course she didn't hear from all because at sixty guys in thirteen years including drum roll folio blob Rio -- Bentley Brian Barton. Juan Carlos Perez Joe Camel floods Guido -- go give me at taco -- easier. You go whatever his name called desperate taco curry -- daddy got the message but here's what I want to talk about there's a -- And all the guys you had. To take money from to keep thing -- You also gave Paul Tracy's first tried. But what really kind of set the -- I think in the last 45 years. Was -- urgent -- -- an Oriole Serbia Michelle -- guys like that really gave you some solid runs and you started -- the thing up. Yeah I mean you know. So that we can made that commitment five years ago that we got to get ourselves better Tom we were we got aggressive on the and I private life and business life. Make make the finances of running a race team better than they have been we've had some really great sponsors American medals medical responses would listen. Z line was now with us and and animals are more than hazard as it was before. Common they've been great supporters horizon and it's enabled us to build and grow a team and now we've been dedicated to trying to win and I can't say enough for grown everything need to. It's done for us the last two years and make fun of all drivers you mentioned -- is that want to have a soft spot for because. He really he helps us a lot he helped us mature as a team and and I can't say enough about that. So it's a five year project Q you set a goal to duel with team defended properly did did it off on track where it needs to be you win a race. What's the next -- your plan work how do you see dale Coyne racing in the long term. Well I think done it took a long time you wherever hopefully we're accelerant little faster than we have in the past 45 years. You know we're trying to another win under threat for the win next week you know I think. I think we can be really really strong on the road courses this year come we had -- people fourteen to make yourself better technically. Very busy off season. Work on the all the other teams in the regular are. -- down from on the oval side of things. Tom we're looking at standard team are going to -- on the south this fall we're going to run in the lights team next year which is something we're looking forward to. So on and we're looking as a lot of teams that are in check and maybe going back a little bit we're looking to grow. You know did you were the interim guy that -- cart for awhile actually might have been the only CEO that ever told the truth in that position. And now Iowa you know Tony George -- you guys at Watkins Glen are you are you confident there's going to be an arrow in two years and and it's not. Could like Dave and I talked about earlier that could could 500 do you sustain would you run the Indy 500 and not an IndyCar Series could you do that. I I think there's going to be an Indian -- was going to be an IndyCar Series at some some way or -- I think it's always committed. -- which we did talk we talk publicly or privately with talk about it. And done I think Tony's very committed to making sure this goes forward on his family and understands what this is a mean. India's you can you know and he needs this series and in the Dara Torres worked hard to make the league -- this today. Obviously there was it was a war there was splits come back together. But it and but no one expected the recession of the -- and ran ran out every series in the world was in trouble for several series are going to fall but not the -- because it's got. The Indianapolis 500 has always been the cornerstone of our sport whether he when we left there and didn't have that it's impossible. You know the Indy five aren't you curious series and they can be just ask you run smartly and these guys are working hard to do that and and it will be successful. When -- assurance comes from Toney though is that are kind of a building question mark around that given what's happened with his position. I mean it's not Tony in whom you have to have the confidence it's the people succeeding Tony used in the fifth home. Yeah I think there working to put that in place some. I -- lot of respect for Jeff -- -- -- we're we're we work with him quite a bit it's Chicago last speedway Tom might a lot of respect for him and I think. I think there's I think it's going to be a little different now is going to be. Maybe more accountability and and that's okay because every business that is going to succeed today needs more accountability so I think I've but I do think there's sets core commitment to do it. To service -- and do their job on the other hand. We're hopefully not all comes true because we want you forgot. Forty seconds left. My suggestion for our producer Dale's if you sell all of those expensive cars buy new you can have a four car team next year in the IndyCar Series thus -- that's. Now isn't -- out equate -- you know until my wife president we didn't. We weren't race time I had an MG TV TC TD sold to buy a two point six Ferrari if so that's Sabina Atlantic are now here we are and -- -- come -- -- us. There we'd be if that's an extent that it it has. I think I was gonna say that I hope farm bureau fought all your optimistic projections. Turn out the way you planned for the RL because that means are always beautiful as for your team of which you should be very proud thank you -- -- -- I -- we're pretty sure that. Thank you thanks -- by the death.