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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A Change Was Needed, That’s What Brought Tony Kanaan And A.J. Foyt Together, Why Kanaan Feels Extra Pressure

INDIANAPOLIS – A.J. Foyt has 67 career wins in INDYCAR, most of all-time. Unfortunately though, his team hasn’t won a race since the 2013 season. Tony Kanaan has 17 wins to his credit, including the 2013 Indianapolis 500. He hasn’t won a race since the season finale at Fontana in 2014. Those are big reasons to why both sides will join forces for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season and beyond. On Thursday, A.J. Foyt Racing announced that Tony Kanaan will drive the No. 14 Chevrolet for the team in a…

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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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Tony Kanaan Ready To Put Last Weekend Behind Him, Focus On Finishing Season Strong

Last weekend, Tony Kanaan was as frustrated as I’ve ever seen him. He hopped out of his No. 10 Honda and stormed past crew members and reporters and took off on his moped. The only words he offered us was “talk to Chip” as in his boss and team owner Chip Ganassi. See, Kanaan came down pit road and took off but no one knew why. The official scoring listed him as “out” with a “mechanical” failure. But we all knew that wasn’t why. He was parked and no one…

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Top 5 Sleepers For Saturday Night’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 (9 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

Madison, Ill – Saturday night’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Gateway Motorsports Park is likely going to be pretty predictable. Unfortunately, this year’s race on the 1.25-mile short track is going to be very Chevrolet/Team Penske dominated. Penske, has won five of the last six races overall and both short ovals in 2017. Chevy, has led 98-percent of the overall laps on short ovals in 2017. Penske, was 1-2-3-4 in the first practice session as well as qualifying. They’re 6+ mph better than the rest of the field. 

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Rossi and Kanaan Shine, But Had a Good Reason Why Neither Won on Sunday at Pocono

Long Pond, PA – For much of Sunday’s ABC Supply 500, it appeared that Tony Kanaan and Alexander Rossi were going to be two of the main contenders to beat in this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Pocono Raceway. From the drop of the green flag, the two immediately were contenders. Kanaan, immediately shot to the lead and led the first 11 laps. He started fourth. Just a few laps later, Rossi came from his sixth starting spot to stalking Kanaan for the top spot. On Lap 12, Rossi…

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Will Power Comes From a Lap Down to Win ABC Supply 500 at Pocono

Long Pond, PA – What a great strategy day for Will Power on Sunday at the Pocono Raceway. Power, initially had to pit on Lap 61 for damage on his front wing. He also had an issue with his right rear tire. He would lose a lap as a result of that stop. But, two yellows in a span of nine laps helped him get his lap back and stay there. That helped aid in his pit stop on Lap 61 as he now had the strategy to win. 

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