Kanaan, Leist Looking To Bring AJ Foyt Racing Back To Indy Prominence

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s no secret, AJ Foyt Racing has been searching the last several years to get back to their glory days in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Over the last three seasons, six different drivers have been behind the wheel of their two full-time cars. They’ve revamped the engineering department. They’ve spent the money to succeed but the results weren’t happening. That’s where the signing of Tony Kanaan came in play. The popular Brazilian was supposed to find and help fix the problem. Heading into Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis…

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Kanaan Thrilled With 10th Place Qualifying Effort

INDIANAPOLIS – Fan favorite Ed Carpenter won the pole for next Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). The other big fan favorite was quickest in the other round of qualifying on Sunday, as Tony Kanaan will start 10th in the May 27 race. Kanaan, turned a blazing four-lap average of 227.644 mph in his No. 14 Chevrolet, which was good enough to be fastest in the first group. That has the popular Brazilan very proud of the AJ Foyt Racing teams efforts. Kanaan, has been…

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James Davison Uninjured In Fast Friday Practice Crash

INDIANAPOLIS – The first major accident for Indianapolis 500 practice occurred on Friday when James Davison’s No. 33 Chevrolet broke loose in the apex of Turn 2 and spun around prior to making hard contact with the Turn 2 SAFER barrier. Davison, had just completed his 37th lap on Friday, with a top speed of 226.705 mph. The Aussie is driving a third AJ Foyt Racing entry this month as the car is a joint effort between Foyt, Belardi Racing and Byrd Racing. Last year, Davison filled in for an injured…

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Mobil 1 The Grid Looks At The Brazilian Dream Team With AJ Foyt Racing

A.J. Foyt Racing entered the 2018 IndyCar campaign with an all-new driver line-up, as experienced Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan joined fellow Brazilian and series rookie Matheus Leist. Mobil 1 The Grid got their thoughts on the team’s chances this season and beyond, and how they hope to return AJ Foyt to winning ways, amid a five-year victory drought.

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We Have Our 35th Indy 500 Entry, Davison With Byrd Racing and Belardi Racing Backing To Merge With 3rd AJ Foyt Racing Car

LONG BEACH, Calif – We have a second Indianapolis 500 entry in as many days, as yesterday, JR Hildebrand and Dreyer & Reinbold Racing announced that they formed a second car with the team and became the 34th entry for the 102nd Running of the big race next month. Now, we have our 35th official entry. On Friday from Long Beach, AJ Foyt Racing announced that they have formed an alliance with Byrd Racing and Belardi Racing and will field a third car for the “Greatest Spectacle In Racing.” The three teams…

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Tony Kanaan Real Threat To Win Sunday in Phoenix

AVONDALE, AZ – Tony Kanaan hasn’t won a Verizon IndyCar Series race since the 2014 season finale. His new team, AJ Foyt Racing, hasn’t been to victory lane since Long Beach in 2013. Neither the track that Kanaan won with, nor the driver that Foyt won with, are with each other anymore. But, Kanaan and his No. 14 Chevrolet with AJ Foyt Racing have a real shot of victory in Saturday night’s Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix (9 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). 

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AJ Foyt Racing Duo With Sights Set On Dual Top 10’s Saturday In Phoenix

AVONDALE, AZ – It’s been a surprisingly quick start for AJ Foyt Racing in 2018. The tests at Sebring, Phoenix and Sonoma proved that this team has the pace in them to contend. Mix that with how strong they were in the speed department in the season opening weekend on the streets of St. Pete, and you see the optimism by the group for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix. In St. Pete, the duo of Tony Kanaan and rookie Matheus Leist were found towards…

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For 2nd Time, AJ Foyt Hospitalized After Being Attacked By Bees

INDIANAPOLIS —In round two, A.J. Foyt survived yet another attack by Africanized Killer Bees while working on his ranch in West Texas on Wednesday. He was treated at a local hospital and released once his system had stabilized. Unfortunately, this most recent attack will cause him to miss the 12 Hours of Sebring where he was to be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday night and serve as Grand Marshal of the historic 12-hour endurance race Saturday. Foyt’s last major victory as a driver was the 1985 12…

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AJ Foyt Racing Hoping For Better 2018 Compared To Past Seasons

INDIANAPOLIS – For the third straight season, AJ Foyt Racing has replaced both of their drivers from the previous season. This time though, they went with a seasoned veteran and paired him with an inexperienced rookie. In the offseason, Tony Kanaan signed what likely will be his final Verizon IndyCar Series contract. He signed on to pilot the famed No. 14 Chevrolet with team. It’s a big get for Foyt. The popular Brazilian first came onto the scene in 1998 and has made 343 starts since. In fact, 282 of those…

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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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