AJ Foyt Racing Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDYCAR silly season have gone full bonkers. There’s no sugarcoating the upcoming Honda Indy Toronto is highlighted by teams making noise for right or wrong reasons. Instead of the talks primarily focusing on the sport’s return to Canada for the first time since 2019, it shifted to what happened Tuesday. The common minimum of 26 entries we’ve seen for much of the season won’t come into fruition. Toronto will be missing one entry. That being the No. 11 AJ Foyt Racing team that’s piloted by TatianaRead More
By INDYCAR DETROIT – A significant off-track week for Kyle Kirkwood extended to more good news Friday on track at the Raceway at Belle Isle. NTT INDYCAR SERIES rookie Kirkwood was the quickest driver under sunny skies Friday afternoon during the opening practice for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear, with a best lap of 1 minute, 16.1345 seconds in the No. 14 ROKiT/AJ FOYT RACING Chevrolet. The practice-leading performance – the first time Kirkwood or a Foyt driver has led a session this season – came just twoRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For 30 years, Belle Isle Park has been the site of the Detroit Grand Prix and a cornerstone of the INDYCAR calendar. Whether it’s known as the site of the climatic scene from the dreadful 2001 film Driven or Marco Andretti utilizing his skills in the wets while running a set of dry Firestone tires in 2019, Belle Isle has had memorable moments. It’s even the site of Helio Castroneves’ maiden CART win in 2000 where he debuted climbing the fence after each victory. Thus, theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The NTT IndyCar Series will run its first of five oval races of the season this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Unlike last year, it’ll be a single race at the 1.5-mile oval as part of a two-day show. There’s a lot of anticipation for Sunday’s XPEL 375 with the sport being three weeks removed from Scott McLaughlin scoring his maiden series win at St. Petersburg. The new Penske INDYCAR winner will look to have another strong oval outing where it all began in TexasRead More

Posted On March 11, 2022By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Hildebrand to Run Oval Schedule with Foyt

By Motorsports Tribune Staff J.R. Hildebrand will run the oval rounds of the 2022 schedule in the NTT IndyCar Series for A.J. Foyt Racing. The 34-year-old Californian shares the No. 11 ROKiT Chevrolet with Tatiana Calderon, who is already contesting the road and street circuits. “I’m excited to have this opportunity to get back in the car, do a little more racing, and work with the AJ Foyt Racing squad again,” said Hildebrand, runner-up in the 2011 Indianapolis 500. “Although the results may not have looked special on paper, IRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The general state of motorsports thrive on progress, especially in the NTT IndyCar Series. With more entries competing on a regular basis, driver progression is critical. Some competitors are entering their second full year in the series while others are hoping to build their reputation with either the team or competition. All across the grid, six competitors look to build upon their momentum or even build the team up for greatness. In this preview installment, we’ll be looking at Dalton Kellett, Conor Daly, Helio Castroneves, ScottRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The NTT IndyCar Series will kick off this month at St. Petersburg and the anticipation levels are beyond different than most seasons. All in large part of the series having tremendous momentum falling in their favor. Among those are an influx of young drivers making names for themselves with some being touted as future Formula One talent. Others are looking for a fresh chapter to their racing careers. For the rookies, it’s that and more because this rookie class is all about junior formula grads comparedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The most decorated Road to Indy scholar has found a home in the NTT IndyCar Series. After weeks of uncertainty, Kyle Kirkwood was announced Wednesday as AJ Foyt Racing’s newest driver. The Floridian will replace Sebastien Bourdais in the No. 14 Chevrolet on a full-time basis next season. Bourdais will be make the move to IMSA once again as he’ll join Chip Ganassi Racing’s Cadillac DPi program. Kirkwood said he’s over the moon of driving for Foyt, knowing he’ll have big shoes to fill by takingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer All throughout last month’s 46th Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, the main focus was towards the three-man battle for the NTT IndyCar Series championship. It wasn’t the only storyline that took place as a slew of news occurred, notably Andretti Autosport signing Romain Grosjean to drive the No. 28 DHL Honda next season. While those were significant news stories, there was one angle I wanted to focus. That angle where I needed to challenge myself and provide a different outlook to the world of openRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer LONG BEACH, Calif. – Charlie Kimball was one of two drivers who failed to qualify for the 105th Indianapolis 500. He hasn’t been back in an Indy car since, but that’ll change this Sunday at Long Beach, Kimball’s home circuit. Driving the third AJ Foyt Racing entry, the Camarillo native told Motorsports Tribune Thursday this weekend will symbolize a proper end of a crushing Month of May. “It’ll be nice to close the loop a little bit on the Month of May because not qualifying forRead More