Ranking The Teams In The INDYCAR Test at Phoenix

A lot of data was collected this weekend at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix, as 12 hours of on track testing occurred over the course of two days on the 1.022-mile track. When the dust settled, there were a few teams that stood out above others. But, I want to warn everyone that this weekend was just a test, so you really can’t hang your hat on the speed charts and use that to think this is going to shape the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. While four separate test…

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AJ Foyt Racing Duo Has Strong Weekend In Phoenix

No one really knew what to expect out of the AJ Foyt Racing camp for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The last four-in-a-half years have seen the once prominent organization among the series’ worst. The last win for them came way back in 2013 at Long Beach. Last year, they struggled out of the gates, but that was a testament from the late switch from Honda to Chevrolet in the offseason, to go along with two new drivers for the team. With limited testing, it would time some time…

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Strong IndyCar Test For Majority Of The Teams at Sonoma On Monday

INDIANAPOLIS – 13 drivers took to the road course in Sonoma for the first of a big week of testing for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Following Monday’s test at the Northern California track, those teams and the others that weren’t taking a part in the test will meet in Phoenix for a three-day test on the 1.022-mile oval. But, as far as Monday’s test at Sonoma and how it went, it sounded like it went very smoothly for all 13 teams. Times were unofficial, but from what it sounds like, all…

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Matheus Leist Signs With AJ Foyt Racing In No. 4 Chevrolet For 2018 INDYCAR Season

INDIANAPOLIS – Smart. Young. Fast.  Matheus Leist, the 19-year-old Brazilian, will drive A.J. Foyt’s No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet in the Verizon IndyCar Series next year. Foyt, who made the decision to hire the rookie to partner with veteran driver Tony Kanaan, said, “I wanted a fresh start for 2018. I think the combination of an experienced driver like Tony and a hungry young driver like Matt [Foyt’s nickname for Leist] will work. I watched him in the Indy Lights this year and he won at Indy [the Freedom 100 Indy…

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Foyt Not Bringing Conor Daly A Very Bad Move

INDIANAPOLIS – Multiple reports started circulating that Conor Daly wouldn’t be returning to AJ Foyt Racing in 2018. Daly, has since confirmed that move on Wednesday. That means for the second straight year, Foyt will have two new drivers in their cars. To me, that’s a huge mistake. First off, Daly and Carlos Munoz proved that maybe it wasn’t all Takuma Sato and Jack Hawksworth’s fault with Foyt. It appeared that the lack of success was likely more car and engineer driven than on the driver. In 2015 and 2016, Sato…

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Tony Kanaan To Drive For AJ Foyt Racing In Iconic No. 14 Entry

INDIANAPOLIS – If you paid attention to the timing of the announcement this morning at the Foyt Wine Vault, you would have seen that it was slated to start at 11:10 am ET. The driver announcement has key ties to the numbers in that time sequence. Tony Kanaan drove the No. 11 for Andretti Autosport and KVSH Racing. He then drove the No. 10 for Chip Ganassi Racing the last four seasons. Now, Kanaan will pilot the No. 14 Chevrolet for A.J. Foyt Racing for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season.…

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AJ Foyt Racing Duo Hoping To End 2017 With Another Strong Showing at Sonoma

The status of both AJ Foyt Racing drivers beyond this weekend are relatively unknown. We know that both Conor Daly and Carlos Munoz would love to remain with the team or at least in the Verizon IndyCar Series for the 2018 season. Unfortunately, neither driver has a contract past this weekend and both would love to have a solid result in their final audition for a seat next year. What helps their cars is that since AJ Foyt Racing tested at Mid-Ohio in mid-July, things have turned drastically around for…

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