#19 Dale Coyne Racing
15th in points scoring 395 points.
Best finish: 4th (Detroit Race #1)
Worst finish: 21st (Texas)
Avg. Start: 13.1
Avg. Finish: 12.3
Change in position: 13
Justin Wilson had a very average year by his standards. On one hand, he signed on for another year with the small team at Dale Coyne Racing. On the other hand, Wilson has had plenty of success with the team in the past, especially in 2013. This season, Wilson only managed one top-five at Detroit. He seemed to play a minor role in races that normally would see him at the front.
The problem is that while Justin has had great success at Dale Coyne Racing, he needs to move on to greener pastures. KV Racing would be a perfect fit for him, making a strong team with Sebastien Bourdais. There's been talks of him moving to Andretti Autosport, though I have a tough time seeing that come to fruition. Wilson is without question one of the nicest guys in the Indycar paddock. He also has the innate ability to race everyone very aggressively, yet he keeps his nose clean and hardly ever causes trouble. This is very rare in a driver, making Wilson one of the best in the series. So logic would dictate that Wilson would and should be switching teams for 2015.
Wherever Wilson lands, can he recover after a very lethargic 2014 season? Or will he continue to be a non-factor at many of the races? One of the nicest people and most competitive in the paddock should see his name at the top of the stat sheet, let's hope he returns to his top-class form. Overall, a very average season for Wilson.
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