Dale Coyne Racing has not confirmed either of its Verizon IndyCar Series drivers for 2015 yet, which isn’t too much of a surprise.
However the team did have one piece of news out late Tuesday night. See release below on DCR’s new shock engineer:
Dale Coyne Racing has been hard at work filling the long offseason with projects and personnel additions as they keep an eye toward a competitive 2015 season.
Several new team members have joined the Dale Coyne Racing team this fall in preparation for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series. The most recent addition is Stuart Kenworthy who will head up the shock and damper department.
“Stuart brings a wealth of experience from his years at Andretti, Quantum and Chip Ganassi Racing,” commented team owner Dale Coyne. “We look forward to his contribution and ongoing development in this highly competitive sector of our sport.”
Kenworthy comes to Coyne after a 21-year stint at Andretti Autosport. Stuart headed the shock department there for several years after learning the trade at Quantum Suspension Technology in England. Prior to his shock and damper work, Stuart was an assistant engineer for Chip Ganassi Racing and worked for Ligier in Formula 1.
“I am happy to make this move and feel I can make a real difference with this cohesive group of racers,” said Kenworthy. “This team has shown it can be a winner and I hope I can add to the goals that Dale has set for the future.”
Stuart started work with the team in December and has already made visits to manufacturers and 7 post rigs to plan for the competitive 2015 season.
In addition to Kenworthy’s recruitment, Dale has hired additional team members and engineering staff in preparation for 2015. “Dale deserves a lot of respect for these additions,” commented Team Manager Darren Crouser. “While most teams are laying people off this time of year, Dale has given the green light to hire the right people to expand this team for next year.”
The team will continue to make improvements to its facilities and adequately address human resource needs during the six month off season. Testing will resume in late January and early February for the 2015 season.