AJ Foyt Racing Tag

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana- With the turbocharger boost raised for Fast Friday, the final pre-qualifying practice ahead of the 101st Indianapolis 500, Honda let their top chargers run wild as they secured 10 of the first 11 spots on the speed chart before rains came down to delay practice. Before the rain, Sebastien Bourdais drove his No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda to the fastest lap with 233.116 mph his average around the 2.5 mile oval. The St. Petersburg resident was also fastest onRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer INDIANAPOLIS — In recent years, many stars of the Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires have had some difficult luck breaking into a full time ride in the Verizon IndyCar Series so many drivers are accepting one-off drives, including Zach Veach. Veach was given the task of driving the No. 21 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet for Ed Carpenter Racing at Barber Motorsports Park after regular driver JR Hildebrand was on the mend from a broken hand. Veach now isRead More
By Takuma Sato, Driver Columnist In his opening column for Motorsports Tribune, Takuma Sato discusses his Andretti Autosport debut in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and brings everyone up to speed with how he went from Formula 1 to competing in the Indianapolis 500. Debuting for Andretti Autosport It has been so exciting from the moment I joined the team. It was a long winter and off-season, but a lot of things have happened. However, from the IndyCar regulations to the time that I signed up to driveRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Age: 25 Years in IndyCar: 3 Wins: 1 Podiums: 7 Poles: 1 Career Laps led: 87 2016 Team: Andretti Autosport 2017 Team: AJ Foyt Racing Carlos Munoz will be starting the next chapter of his Verizon IndyCar Series career as he moves on to AJ Foyt Racing for the 2017 season. He ended his tenure at Andretti Autosport on a passable note by finishing ahead of his teammates and 10th in the championship standings. The 25-year-old Columbian finished second at Indianapolis 500 for the second time, but in doing so suffered aRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Age: 25 Years in IndyCar: 1 Podiums: 1 Laps led: 68 2016 Team: Dale Coyne Racing 2017 Team: AJ Foyt Racing While Conor Daly ended his freshman season 18th in the standings, the results do not match the talent. The Noblesville, Indiana native managed to punch above his own weight several times throughout the year, highlighted by a second-place finish in the first Detroit race. Another promising run came at the IndyCar Grand Prix at Indianapolis where he finished sixth after leading a good chunkRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter AJ Foyt Racing officially confirmed their switch to Chevrolet engines and aero kits ahead of the upcoming 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. This ends a 10-year relationship with Honda, who has powered the team since 2006. Chevrolet supplied engines to the team in 2005 before pulling out of the sport. “I am looking forward to what will be a new chapter for us that involves returning to an old friend in Chevrolet,” said Team President Larry Foyt in a release. “There are a lot of changesRead More

Posted On December 5, 2016By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Farmer: For Sato, The Time is Now

By Josh  Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Andretti Autosport and newly signed driver Takuma Sato both are looking to have the perfect marriage into the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series Season. For the Formula 1 competitor, he is joining a powerhouse team after a very hot and cold tenure at AJ Foyt Racing. Aside from a win at Long Beach in 2013 and briefly leading the series standings heading into the Indianapolis 500 that year, he has more than his fair share of bad luck. The 39-year-old Japanese driver has shown many flashes of greatness.Read More
By Josh  Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Takuma Sato will complete Andretti Autosport’s four-car lineup for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The Japanese driver will drive the No. 26 Honda in an effective driver swap with Carlos Munoz, who takes Sato’s spot at AJ Foyt Racing. Sato feels that the depth Andretti Autosport and the multiple engineering changes the team made in the offseason make it the ideal choice for him as he starts the next chapter of his career. “I am extremely excited that we were able to work out aRead More

Posted On November 17, 2016By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Daly Looking For More in 2017

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Heading into the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series with AJ Foyt Racing, Conor Daly is feeling very upbeat. Although he finished a somewhat sub-par 18th in the final standings, Daly had more than his fair share of impressive runs and established a good reputation of running up front on both pace and strategy. Daly scored a podium at Detroit, and an additional top five at Watkins Glen International where he led a total of 56 laps. His come from behind performances also earned him the TagRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Conor Daly and Carlos Munoz have been announced as AJ Foyt Racing’s two drivers for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Munoz will drive Foyt’s legendary No. 14 ABC Supply car while Daly will drive the renumbered No. 4 ABC Supply car. An interesting note is that both teams will not be under the same roof – Munoz’s team will operate out of Foyt’s Waller, Texas shop while Daly’s crew will work out of the team’s new Speedway, Indiana shop. Munoz drove for Andretti AutosportRead More