AJ Foyt Racing Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer One last ride for 2004 NTT IndyCar Series and 2013 Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan. The 22-year veteran announced Thursday that 2020 will be his swan song in the sport as he’ll run all five oval races, beginning with the 104th Indy 500 Presented by Gainbridge May 24. His other four races will be at Texas Motor Speedway (June 6), Richmond Raceway (June 27), Iowa Speedway (July 18) and finally, his last start being at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway August 22. Like the previousRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After spending last year as a part-time driver, Charlie Kimball will be on the INDYCAR grid for the entire 17 rounds this coming season as he joins AJ Foyt Racing. Wednesday’s announcement confirmed Kimball will replace Matheus Leist in the No. 4 Chevrolet with his long-time sponsor Novo Nordisk backing his efforts after Foyt’s long-time sponsor ABC Supply announced last September they’ll be leaving the team. The last time Novo Nordisk was Kimball’s primary sponsor was at Toronto in 2018 where he finished fifth, his lastRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MADISON, Ill. — A superb turnaround performance by Tony Kanaan led to his first NTT IndyCar Series podium since Texas Motor Speedway in 2017. After qualifying deep in the field in 20th, the 44-year-old Brazilian showcased what track position can do to a car during Saturday’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. This was a result of pit strategy getting him up to second after a Lap 192 crash in Turn 4 by Sebastien Bourdais, resulting in an excellent position ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — Familiar faces failed to finish Saturday’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway, a race that was slowed down three times with some exits resulting in huge championship implications. Matheus Leist struggled finding pace and didn’t took long into the race when leader Takuma Sato lapped him. His race would turned its rear ugly head as for the third time this season, Leist failed to see the checkered flag. Unlike his previous retirements, handling issues took his No. 4 ABC Supply ChevroletRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Mayhem happened on the opening lap of Sunday’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Race No. 2 at Belle Isle, where a Turn 3 pileup collected seven cars. Heading into the treacherous breaking spot, an early three-car battle for eighth became disastrous when Will Power, Felix Rosenqvist, and Patricio O’Ward ran out of real estate, resulting Rosenqvist’s No. 10 NTT Honda lifting off and turned O’Ward’s No. 31 Gallagher Chevrolet being turned around in front of the field. Several cars made abrasive action to avoid the strickenRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Friday marked the final time the NTT IndyCar Series teams and drivers would have the chance to dial in their cars for the Indianapolis 500 during Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and it was a familiar face at the top of the pylon when all was said and done. Tony Kanaan, driver of the No. 14 ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet and the 2013 winner of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, posted a lap of 39.908 seconds, 225.517 mph to leadRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Despite having two cautions for minor incidents, neither resulted in retirements, but Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway saw three drivers calling it a day due to car issues. Each retirement resulted significant implications to not only each team, but for one driver, the Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Among the three retirements, A.J. Foyt Racing rookie and 2017 Iowa Indy Lights winner Matheus Leist’s was a cultivation of a sour weekend, beginning in Saturday’s opening practice, when his No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet hadRead More
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By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief FORTH WORTH, Texas – Tony Kanaan was undone by a mysterious issue which led to an early exit in Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. The 43-year-old Brazilian enjoyed 18 previous starts, which included one win, nine podiums, 364 laps led and completing 3,780 of 3,783 laps at the 1.5-mile superspeedway oval. However, the 2004 Verizon IndyCar Series champion’s race came undone on Lap 28 of 248 as he slowed to pit road. He returned to the action 13 laps down before ultimatelyRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – If there’s one thing known following the final practice prior to the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, it’s that no one knows for sure what is going to happen in Sunday’s iconic race. Miller Lite Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway featured the traditional one-hour practice for Verizon IndyCar Series competitors – the last chance for the 33 drivers and teams to zero in on the ideal car setup for race day. Tony Kanaan, the 2013 Indy 500 winner, led the session withRead More