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Tony Kanaan Joins AJ Foyt Racing To Drive the No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet

Tony Kanaan Joins AJ Foyt Racing To Drive the No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet October 5, 2017 INDIANAPOLIS, IN– Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan, of Miami, Fla., will join AJ Foyt Racing to drive the No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series team officials announced today. The pairing of a modern legend…

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Race Report: GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma

    SONOMA, Calif. – The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season ended Sunday with Josef Newgarden winning the championship in his first year driving for Team Penske, and his teammate, the defending series champion Simon Pagenaud, claiming the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.   Driving the No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet, Conor Daly finished 10th after starting 13th…

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Qualifying Report: GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma

    SONOMA, Calif.—For the final race of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series, Conor Daly just barely missed advancing to the next round in his No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet, however, he did post his best start here at Sonoma Raceway. He will start 13th which also matches the best start for the ABC Supply team…

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Notes & Quotes: GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma

    A.J. Foyt’s ABC Supply team switched to Chevrolet this season with 25-year-old drivers Carlos Munoz (No. 14) and Conor Daly (No. 4). Munoz finished 10th and Daly 11th in the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen.   Carlos Munoz on Sonoma Raceway: “Sonoma is really different from Watkins Glen. We’re arriving at a track…

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Race Report: INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen

    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – It appears the many changes that AJ Foyt Racing undertook this season are starting to pay off. Since Mid-Ohio, either Conor Daly or Carlos Munoz has finished in the top 10, and that momentum continued at Watkins Glen International where Munoz finished 10th and Daly 11th. For Munoz, it was…

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Qualifying Report: INDYCAR GP at Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – A.J. Foyt’s ABC Supply Racing team continues to show improvement in its qualifying efforts even as their hearts are with the people of Houston and southeast Texas, which is suffering through its worst flooding in history.

The #Race4Houston campaign kicked off here with t-shirts being sold onsite at Watkins Glen International and online at indycar.com. The team, decked out in the campaign’s fundraising t-shirts, took a moment to pose with the Texas-based No. 14 which is carrying the #Race4Houston decal for the next two races (as is the No. 4). The net proceeds from the sale of the t-shirts will benefit the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund being administered through the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Direct donations can be made on the GHCF.org website.

Carlos Munoz advanced out of the first round of knockout qualifying for the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen today. But he had to knock out his teammate Conor Daly to do it.

Munoz beat Daly by less than seven-thousandths of a second (.0067) in Group 2 of the first round of qualifying around the 3.37-mile, 11-turn circuit. Daly posted a lap time of 1 minute, 23.5089 seconds (145.278mph) while Munoz edged past him with his time of 1:23.5022 (145.29mph) in the final seconds of qualifying. In the second round of qualifying, Munoz posted his fastest time of 1 minute, 23.2959 seconds (145.649mph). He will start 11th on the inside of row 6 in the No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet.

“I pushed the car 100%, maybe lost one tenth because I had some bad shifting on my quickest lap and I think it cost me a position,” Munoz said. “When everything is so close, everything has to be perfect. I think it’s still a good day. We made some changes for qualifying and it helped a lot. I think tomorrow with all the rain, starting toward the front is better because of all the spray. We’ll see how it goes with the weather. When it’s raining, it’s a lottery race.”

Daly was hard on himself despite posting his second best qualifying run on a permanent road course in a Chevy this season. Daly will start 14th on the outside of row 7 in the No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet.

“It was very close with Carlos which is nice because we’re fighting to be in the top 12 which is good,” said Daly, who finished fourth in last year’s race here after starting 17th. “We just missed it a little bit. I might have just not recognized that we needed the car we had this morning, but we did three laps that were the same; it might have just been a tire pressure thing. Either way when you fight over a small gap like that, I probably could have done something different about it. It’s a shame. But Carlos is very good at qualifying so it’s good to have him as part of our team because it really pushes me to improve my performance in qualifying. We’ve always been better in the race so we’ll see what happens.”

Alexander Rossi won his first career Verizon P1 Award with a final lap of 1 minute, 22.4639 seconds (147.119mph) in the final seconds of Firestone Fast Six qualifying. Second through sixth were: Scott Dixon, Josef Newgarden, Takuma Sato, Charlie Kimball and Helio Castroneves.

The race will be broadcast tomorrow afternoon on NBC Sports Network starting at 1 p.m. EDT

The AJ Foyt Racing and #Race4Houston initiative was launched this weekend (Photo – AJ Foyt Racing)

Notes & Quotes: INDYCAR GP at The Glen

Texas Floods: As of this writing, the homes of A.J. Foyt, his family and his crew have not been damaged by Hurricane Harvey with the exception of one crew member who did sustain some flooding. Both teams prepped the ABC Supply Chevrolets in the Foyt Racing facility in Speedway, Ind. this week which had been…

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Qualifying Report: Bommarito Automotive Group 500

MADISON, IL—For the first time this season both of the ABC Supply Chevrolets will be starting in the top half of the field for the Bommarito 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park tomorrow night. Carlos Munoz will start eighth after posting a two-lap qualifying average speed of 183.620mph on the 1.25-mile oval. “I’m very happy in…

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Notes & Quotes: Bommarito Automotive Group 500

    A.J. Foyt’s ABC Supply team switched to Chevrolet this season with 25-year-old drivers Carlos Munoz (No. 14) and Conor Daly (No. 4). Munoz finished 10th and Daly 14th in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono. Carlos Munoz on Gateway Motorsports Park: “After they repaved the track at Gateway my teammate Conor Daly ran there…

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Race Report: ABC Supply 500

Mt. Pocono, Pa. – Fast and furious. The ABC Supply 500 was one of the most entertaining races of the season with 42 lead changes at speeds in excess of 216mph. The race average speed topped 183mph which factored in 17 laps of caution!   Winner Will Power took his younger teammate Josef Newgarden to…

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