AJ Foyt Racing Tag

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter & NASCAR Contributor The entry list for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil has grown by one as Alex Tagliani has been confirmed to drive for A.J. Foyt for the second straight year. The 2011 Indianapolis 500 pole sitter will drive the #35 Alfe Heat Treating for both the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and the 100th running of the May Classic. The number 35 stands symbolic for the 35 years that A.J. Foyt raced at the famed Brickyard. In lastRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter & NASCAR Contributor Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud led a rather uneventful first session for this weekend’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The Frenchman set fastest lap of the session (1:01.7246s) with 10 minutes remaining in the session. “It’s the first practic eof the year, so it’s nice to start of nicely,” said Pagenaud. “There’s still a lot of work do.” Pagenaud’s lap was just .0624s quicker than the Honda of A.J. Foyt Racing’s Jack Hawsworth. Pagenaud’s teammate and three time St. Pete winner Helio Castroneves wasRead More
At last week’s Dual in Detroit race two, one young superstar in the Verizon IndyCar Series frequently found himself in the way of another. Jack Hawksworth driving the No. 41 AJ Foyt Racing Honda was spun not once, but twice by Chip Ganassi’s rookie Sage Karam in the No. 8 car. Karam so often the focus of intense media speculation is highly rated in the paddock but has suffered a rough IndyCar season so far, one filled rookie mistakes, he has crashed out of multiple races. He kept it togetherRead More
Sebastien Bourdais managed to stretch his fuel and make the most of the circumstances and claim his 33rd Indy car win in the second race of the Chevrolet Duel in Detroit weekend. Rain once again became a major factor as the Belle Isle circuit was drenched in the hours leading to the second race of the weekend. Bourdais started in the 9th position and remained steadily in the top 5 while Juan Pablo Montoya dominated the early stint of the race. His only challenge came from teammate Will Power, butRead More
Will Power edged teammate Helio Castroneves and set a lap record in qualifying in the final minutes of the Firestone Fast Six to take the pole for race 1 at the Raceway at Belle Isle. Power elected to wait until the final few minutes to take his shot at the pole while Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya, Takuma Sato and Simon Pagenaud all took to the track right away. Castroneves laid down a lap of 1:16.1200 that looked relatively safe to keep the pole but Power was not to beRead More

Posted On March 29, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn IndyCar

Montoya Holds Off Power in Grand Prix of St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Sunday, March 29, 2015) – Juan Pablo Montoya held off Team Penske teammate and reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power over the final 27 laps to win the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg by 0.9930 of a second. Montoya held a 3.3-second advantage over Power following an exchange of final pit stops on Laps 81 and 82, but Power closed to within 0.6147 of a second on Lap 100 and was sizing up his best opportunity to attempt a pass of Montoya’s No. 2Read More