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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Leist Tops Rookie Test On Thursday In Phoenix

Ahead of the Verizon IndyCar Series’ open test at the ISM Speedway, they gave the rookie drivers in the field for 2018 or drivers that haven’t raced on short ovals in the series before the track to themselves on Thursday. In that session, Matheus Leist topped the speed charts with a lap of 184.236 mph in his No. 4 Chevrolet. Leist, turned 63 laps around the 1.022-mile Phoenix oval, backing up a great test at Sonoma on Monday with a stellar debut on an oval in the new 2018 car…

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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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Telitz Wins Indy Lights Season Finale, Kaiser 2017 Champion

Watkins Glen, NY – Sunday’s Indy Lights season finale was a bit of a mess. Remnants of Hurricane Harvey wrecked havoc on the Northeast today which caused the race at Watkins Glen to be raced in the rain. From the drop of the green flag, it was action packed. Pole sitter Colton Herta, Santi Urrutia and Aaron Telitz ran three-wide into Turn 1. Herta would lead the first two laps before Telitz got by and never looked back en route to his second career victory. 

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Mid-Ohio Shakes Up Indy Lights Title Fight

Lexington, OH – Entering this weekend’s Indy Lights doubleheader at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, it looked like Kyle Kaiser would run away with the season championship. He had a wide lead in the standings over second place Matheus Leist and even swept the race weekend the last time out at Toronto. Furthermore, Kaiser had four podiums over his last five starts and five straight top five finishes on the season. On top of that, the Juncos Racing driver had nine top 10’s over his last 10 races. 

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Nico Jamin Wins Wild Indy Lights Race No. 2 at Mid-Ohio

Lexington, OH – This was a wild and wacky race weekend for the Indy Lights championship contenders at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Points leader Kyle Kaiser finished 12th on Saturday and was involved in an incident early on in Sunday’s race with Juan Piedrahita and would come home 12th in his No. 18 Mazda. Prior to this weekend, he had nine top 10’s over his last 10 races. Matheus Leist struggled too. He came home 11th in race No. 1 and 10th in race No. 2. That in turn left…

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Santi Urrutia Wins Indy Lights Race No. 1 in Mid-Ohio, Points Battle Tightens

Lexington, OH – Santi Urrutia has to hope the Indy Lights Series visits the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course more. Last year, Urrutia started on the pole in both races and won each as a result. In the two qualifying sessions for both races this weekend from the 2.258-mile road course, Urrutia qualified on the pole for the third time and second for Sunday’s race. In Saturday’s race No. 1, Urrutia used his pole to his advantage again. He checked out in his No. 5 Mazda and led all 30 laps en…

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