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Four-time Champ Car Series champion Sebastien Bourdais and IndyCar rookie Dalton Kellett will share the #14 AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolet in 2020 with Tony Kanaan.
The 2004 IndyCar champion and 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan has announced that his five-race program with AJ Foyt Racing in 2020 will be his final season in the NTT IndyCar Series – although he hasn’t ruled out Indy 500 one-offs in future years.
AJ Foyt Racing’s team president Larry Foyt and VP of operations Scott Harner have spoken candidly about focusing on rebuilding for 2020 as the team’s 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season appears to be a near-repeat of last year’s troubled campaign.
Tony Kanaan isn’t expecting to shine in this weekend’s Indianapolis 500 despite his starring role in last year’s event, even though he believes it can be the best race of AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolet’s season.
Both 2004 IndyCar champion Tony Kanaan and his team president Larry Foyt say they're delighted to see Circuit of The Americas on the series schedule, following the Firestone tire test on Monday.
Tony Kanaan’s starring role, then misfortune, in last Sunday’s Indy 500 prompted A.J. Foyt to repeat the consolatory expression used by Mario Andretti after he retired while leading the 1987 Indy 500 – “They knew we were here.”
Tony Kanaan put the #14 AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolet on top in the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500, but Danica Patrick was able to complete only 15 laps after suffering an ECU problem.
David Byrd says he thinks a gust of wind blew James Davison’s car out of shape at IMS Turn 2 during Fast Friday, sending it into the SAFER barrier, fortunately extended this year by 58 feet to cover just where the wayward car struck.
The 2013 Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan sent the team owned by four-time Indy champ AJ Foyt at the top of the times with a 226.181mph lap ahead of the fastest Penske-Chevrolet of Simon Pagenaud.
2016 IndyCar champion Simon Pagenaud picked up where he left off last April, driving his Team Penske-Chevrolet to the top of the time sheets with his very last lap in FP1 at Phoenix’s ISM Raceway.
Tony Kanaan is wary of declaring himself a potential winner this weekend at Phoenix, despite AJ Foyt Racing’s strong form at ISM Raceway in preseason testing.
Larry Foyt says that the new and more positive atmosphere within AJ Foyt Racing has created a lot of expectation – but says he’s fine with the fact that others haven’t yet registered the team’s progress.
Matheus Leist got his IndyCar career off to a flying start by clocking a 61.7231sec lap of the 1.8-mile street/runway course in his AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolet to grab top spot.
Larry Foyt, president of AJ Foyt Racing, believes the arrival from Ganassi of IndyCar veteran Tony Kanaan and race engineer Eric Cowdin can lift the team’s performances – but warned not to read too much into the team’s encouraging testing form.
Next week’s Firestone test day for Graham Rahal and Tony Kanaan at Sebring will be to evaluate potential new street course tires that may be introduced to the IndyCar series as soon as the Toronto race in mid-July.