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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 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 Back in the full-time saddle in the NTT IndyCar Series will be Charlie Kimball, who’ll be running a whole campaign in A.J. Foyt Racing’s No. 4 Novo Nordisk Chevrolet after only competing in just seven races for Carlin in 2019. Kimball’s tenure with Foyt begins this Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway. “The Lone Star State” also happens to be one of two venues the three-car effort (Kimball, Dalton Kellett and Tony Kanaan) operates as they have a race shop in both Indianapolis and Waller (over 40Read More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS — This is the third of a 12-part series of comprehensive team previews as the NTT INDYCAR SERIES prepares for the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg set for March 13-15 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla. The preview series features each of the full-time teams as well as teams running a partial schedule that includes the season-opening race. Today’s featured organization: AJ Foyt Racing. Coming Thursday: Chip Ganassi Racing. The season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network onRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer AJ Foyt Racing announced Tuesday its remaining driver lineup for the No. 14 Chevrolet as Sebastien Bourdais and Dalton Kellett will run the road and street course races. Last Thursday, the team announced that Tony Kanaan will run all five oval races as 2020 will mark his final NTT IndyCar Series campaign. Bourdais will start off the year competing the first three races, beginning with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, a track he’s won twice (2017-18). From there, he’ll run the next two racesRead 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 INDYCAR LONG BEACH, California — James Davison became the 35th confirmed driver for next month’s Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil when he was named today to drive the No. 33 Chevrolet entered by AJ Foyt Racing along with partners Jonathan Byrd’s Racing, Hollinger MotorSport and Belardi Auto Racing. Davison, a 31-year-old Australian, will be attempting to qualify for his fourth Indy 500. “I am honored to be driving for the legendary A.J. Foyt with Byrd-Hollinger-Belardi at the Indianapolis 500,” said Davison. “This will be my first full programRead More

Posted On November 16, 2017By Joey BarnesIn Breaking News, IndyCar

Matheus Leist Confirmed at Foyt for 2018

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Matheus Leist becomes the latest driver  to be announced for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, after being confirmed for the No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet for A.J. Foyt Enterprises. A BRDC British Formula 3 champion in 2016, Leist moved over to the United States to compete in Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires – the top rung of the Mazda Road to Indy – driving for Carlin. A stout rookie campaign, Leist enjoyed three wins, including the Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway en routeRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer SPEEDWAY, Indiana — A.J. Foyt Racing today announced that Tony Kanaan will pilot the No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Kanaan leaves Chip Ganassi Racing after four seasons to join the Foyt team after scoring one win and 20 top five finishes. Kanaan will be bringing his engineer Eric Cowdin to the team with which he won the 2013 Indianapolis 500. Team president Larry Foyt said that the deal came about thanks to where both heRead 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