AJ Foyt Racing Tag

By Kirby Arnold, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – There’s no qualifying stress like the battle to make the Indianapolis 500, where one of the NTT IndyCar Series’ all-time best qualifiers finds himself fighting just to make this year’s race.  Team Penske’s Will Power, whose 62 career pole positions are one short of Mario Andretti’s all-time record, failed to qualify Saturday among the 30 fastest that locked themselves into the field for the May 30 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He must come back Sunday and take part in a five-car battle for the final three spots in the 33-car field.  All five drive cars are powered byRead More
By Kirby Arnold, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – JR Hildebrand has raced up Pikes Peak in a sports car and has long wanted to experience that Colorado mountain in a current-era IndyCar.  Hey, we’re all entitled to pipe dreams, right? Hildebrand, who’ll attempt to qualify this weekend for his 11th Indianapolis 500, is serious about this one, though.  Whether it happens for the June 27 hill climb remains uncertain, but when the entry list was released several weeks ago, Hildebrand’s name was listed as driving a 2021 Dallara DW12/IR18, the current chassis being used inRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – The sounds of opening day can certainly bring smiles on everyone’s faces. After last year not having any fans in attendance, it sure felt like an Indianapolis 500 was genuinely upon us. Through the weather delays, chilly and windy conditions, and cars roaring around Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tuesday brought plenty of excitement. Veterans Practice Unlike the rest of the week, practice commenced at 10 a.m. ET with all four Team Penske entries hitting the 2.5-mile oval to set the first full lap. PerhapsRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the second time in six months, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg takes center stage for the NTT IndyCar Series. While it was intended to be this season’s opening round, that honor went to Barber Motorsports Park last Sunday. That race certainly had a mixed bag of cars setting themselves apart due to excellent strategy. Look no further than Alex Palou, who won the opening round and determined to continue his momentum in Florida. “We’re coming from our first win to a streetRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Sebastien Bourdais of AJ Foyt Racing was the fastest among 32 drivers who turned laps Thursday at the 105th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge Open Test, which included a rain delay of more than five hours at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Frenchman Bourdais was among a group of 11 drivers who took to the 2.5-mile oval in the final 70 minutes of track activity for veteran refresher tests and the Rookie Orientation Program, and he turned a top lap of 224.427 mph in the famous No. 14 ROKiTRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer This year’s Indianapolis 500 will mark 60 years since A.J. Foyt etched his face onto the Borg-Warner Trophy for the first time. To honor “Super Tex’s” maiden Indy 500 triumph, his race team announced Thursday its fourth driver for next month’s race. J.R. Hildebrand will be piloting the redesigned 1961 throwback livery with ABC Supply sponsoring the effort. Perhaps the one thing that stood out was the fact the fourth entry will have the No. 1 plate in their Chevrolet powered Indy car. The year thatRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer This upcoming season for the NTT IndyCar Series will have a plethora of stories to be unraveled. Some are looking to make a name for themselves in their new destinations while others are simply determined of making progress. Over the next three weeks, Motorsports Tribune will preview six different group of drivers. The drivers who finished in the top-10 last season will be split into two previews. We’ll also preview this year’s rookie class, drivers with new rides, racing specialists and competitors who look to improve.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A.J. Foyt Racing announced Tuesday that Canadian Dalton Kellett will compete full-time in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series, replacing Charlie Kimball in the No. 4 Chevrolet. Kellett was a part of the three-driver rotation in the No. 14 Chevrolet last season, making 8 of 14 starts. However, the former Indy Lights mainstay finished no better than 20th twice (both at Road America) which has left fans scratching their heads as to why the team went with him over Kimball, who scored two top-10 finishes? TeamRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It’s been one of those days where the latest twists and turns impact the future landscape in both the NTT IndyCar Series and NASCAR. One former champion is making its return when it didn’t have to come down that way to be honest. Another is perhaps the right move all things considered and last but certainly not least, further escalates the whole Denny Hamlin ownership rumor. With that, let’s dive into the three biggest news from Tuesday and how I feel about each those decisions. BourdaisRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After 23 seasons of top level Indy car racing, Tony Kanaan had his final confirmed NTT IndyCar Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway Sunday. Following a season-high ninth-place result the day before, Kanaan felt the love from his A.J. Foyt Racing crew and many from the paddock before strapping into the No. 14 Big Machine Vodka Chevrolet one last time. This is @TonyKanaan's last confirmed start in the @IndyCar series. Before he went off to race, his teammates went to congratulate him onRead More