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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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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Leist, Kaiser, Wickens Pass Rookie Orientation, Fittipaldi Does Not

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s officially May now in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway was open for business on Tuesday. Unlike on Monday though, where 21 drivers took to the famed 2.5-mile oval for testing, today was all about rookies and veteran refresher courses. Four rookies were originally slated to run today but only three were on site, as Matheus Leist, Robert Wickens and Kyle Kaiser passed all three phases and are able to compete in the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. Pietro Fittipaldi wasn’t here, so he’s the only driver among…

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5 Sleepers To Watch for Saturday Night’s Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix (9 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

AVONDALE, AZ – The second race of the Verizon IndyCar Series season is upon us. If Saturday night’s Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix (9 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) is anything like we saw at St. Pete, or even through all the practices and qualifying thus far, it could be very unpredictable. While picking five favorites is hard enough, try five sleepers.   The field is so deep and so talented, anyone can win on any given day. But, these five, four of which rookies, could earn trips to…

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Friday’s Verizon IndyCar Series Practice Report From St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – For the first time of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, the cars hit the track for practice. Since the season finale at Sonoma last September, the teams have spent the past six months testing and getting their new 2018 cars ready for the 17 race season. On Friday, they had two practice sessions around the 1.8-mile St. Petersburg, Florida street circuit. Here’s the recaps. 

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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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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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