I’m very curious where Bird would fit in, when it comes to the Indycar series. Seems like there aren’t a lot of open seats where he wouldn’t have to fight two or three other people with experience for it.
Well, even if Bird doesn’t secure a full season seat, a part-time schedule would still give him the opportunity to impress team bosses (like Simon Pagenaud did in 2011 for example). Rahal-Letterman, with their increased sponsorship for 2014, would be a good place to start as they’re expected to run a third car at some events.
Coyne has a contract option on Justin Wilson, and by past history he’ll have a pay driver in the second seat. By all accounts, Bird wants to be paid to drive so I don’t think Dale Coyne Racing is the best place to be going.