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Notes & Quotes: Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear

May 29, 2019 Thomas Semik II, (pictured above left) is originally from Detroit. He joined AJ Foyt Racing in 2009 as a mechanic. He was named crew chief of the No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet (based in Texas) in the middle of the 2017 season. We asked him a few questions… How did you get involved in…

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Race Report: Indianapolis 500

May 26, 2019  INDIANAPOLIS-It wasn’t pretty but Tony Kanaan and the No. 14 ABC Supply team fought adversity to claim their first top-10 finish of the year when they finished ninth in the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Sunday afternoon. Kanaan’s teammate Matheus Leist also had to battle through some tough times finishing 15th…

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Practice Report: Carb Day at Indy

May 24, 2019| Anne F. INDIANAPOLIS – Déjà vu. In a repeat of last year’s Carb Day performance, Tony Kanaan topped the speed chart today in the final practice before the Indianapolis 500. Posting a speed of 225.517mph, Kanaan ran 40 laps with the No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet in race trim. There were no incidents…

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INDIANAPOLIS 500: Practice Report

May 20, 2019 Anne F.   INDIANAPOLIS-Cooler temperatures provided better track conditions for the 33 NTT IndyCar Series drivers who took to the 2.5-mile oval for the penultimate practice before the Indianapolis 500. Despite those improved conditions and topping the charts in the first 15 minutes of today’s two-hour session, the A.J. Foyt Racing drivers…

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Qualifying Report: Indianapolis 500

May 18, 2019  INDIANAPOLIS–Qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 can be the most terrifying or rewarding four laps in racing—and sometimes it can be both in the same day. For Tony Kanaan, the 2005 pole winner who will start his 18th Indianapolis 500 in 16th inside the sixth row, the tricky conditions were ones he had…

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Interview with an AJFR twentysomething: C.J. Nielsen

Q: What is your job at AJ Foyt Racing? Do you have an additional role on race weekends? “My Job at AJ Foyt racing is the data acquisition guy/engineer (DAG) for the 4 car.  This means maintaining and help developing the electronics of the car and also the electronic setups of the car.  On race weekends,…

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Interview with an AJFR twentysomething: Tim Trowbridge & Wednesday Notes from Indy Practice

Q: What is your job at AJ Foyt Racing? Do you have an additional role on race weekends? “My job is the data acquisition guy (DAG), which means I handle the data acquisition system and electronics of the Indy car. During a race weekend I also perform the “Dead-Man” duties, which is opening the fuel nozzle…

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Interview with an AJFR twentysomething: Nate Boysen

  Q: What is your job at AJ Foyt Racing? “I work alongside Warren Wilson in the Damper Department where I build and prepare each shock that goes out on the cars. I work with the engineers to develop damper curves and act as a historian for all the shock related information so that in…

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Race Report: INDYCAR Grand Prix

May 11, 2019  INDIANAPOLIS—Luck is when preparation meets opportunity. A successful race strategy, savvy driving in wet conditions, a good car and solid pit stops all combined for Matheus Leist to deliver the ABC Supply Racing team its best finish since Takuma Sato drove for the team. Leist, 20, earned a career-best finish of fourth…

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Qualifying Report: INDYCAR Grand Prix

May 10, 2019 INDIANAPOLIS—Unseasonably cold weather at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today had everyone looking for more grip on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course. Those who found it, found themselves on the sharp end of the grid.Those who didn’t were left scratching their heads — and in for a long night to figure out where…

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