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Sam Bird to USCC for endurance races

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    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/111948

    Looks like he’s still in discussions for an Indycar seat as well (many current Indycar drivers race in sportscar series part-time).

    #247612
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    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.

    #247613
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    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.

    #247614
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    Bryan Herta and Dale Coyne are yet to announce their drivers at all so I wonder who they will choose.

    It’s likely Bird will run Indy and likely some street and road courses, which would be good for him.

    #247615
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    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.

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