Dale Coyne with Vassar Sullivan Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 Team SealMaster Honda had a fantastic race at the inaugural IndyCar Classic at the Circuit Of The Americas in Austin Texas on Sunday.

The Frenchman started the race from 17th place and came through the field to finish the race in fifth place giving the LeMans native and his team momentum to build on heading to the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park.

Speaking following the race he said:

It’s great to get a top-five finish after the weekend we were having. Great job by the No. 18 SealMaster Honda team. A solid strategy and a good job in the pits. It was a very static race, not much going on. I didn’t really go anywhere. Then, toward the end, some guys decided to gamble, but I had to stop and then try and run fast. The guys ahead of me didn’t go anywhere. We weren’t really very far from them. Then the yellow (flag) came out as we were in pit lane. That’s about as lucky as you are going to get. I feel bad for the leaders because they really didn’t deserve that, but we didn’t deserve the problem we had in St. Pete, so I guess things even out.”

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