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Race Report: REV Group Grand Prix

June 23, 2019  ELKHART LAKE, Wis.—Tough day. Put it behind you. Move on. That is what A.J. Foyt’s team will do after a disappointing run at Road America Sunday. Starting at the tail end of the grid at Road America is tough enough but the race went caution-free leaving little opportunity to take advantage of…

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Qualifying Report: REV Group Grand Prix

ELKHART LAKE, Wis.—Despite a promising first day of practice at the scenic Road America circuit, A.J. Foyt’s team continues to struggle at the permanent road circuits.

 

Yesterday’s combined results showed Matheus Leist in 17th and Tony Kanaan in 18th. In the final warmup yesterday evening, Kanaan was eighth quick in the No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet and Leist was 14th in the No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet. However, in qualifying this afternoon, both drivers dropped a bit in the speed charts.

 

With Road America being four miles long, the qualifying round is extended to 12 minutes from its normal 10 minutes, but even then, drivers only get four or five laps max.

 

Leist, who ran three laps on the primary tires and his final two laps on the alternate (red) tires, posted a lap time of 1 minute, 43.8570 seconds around one of the most beautiful circuits in the U.S. “We still need to improve a little bit for tomorrow,” Leist said. “We qualified 20th and we still need to find some more speed with the black tires mainly, the car feels alright with the red tires. We’ll see how things will be tomorrow, it looks like it’s going to rain but we never know. I will concentrate and do my best to give the team a good finish.”

Kanaan ‘s team took a different tack, bringing him in after two laps on the primary tires and sending him out for two laps on the alternate tires. He posted a lap time of 1 minute, 44.4183 seconds which put him 23rd on the grid. “We went the wrong way,” Kanaan said afterwards. “We tried to make the car better but we made the car worse, no excuses, it’s just a choice that we made and it didn’t work. Disappointing because I thought we had a much better car than this but we will be okay.”

Tomorrow Kanaan will make his 370th start to move ahead of his boss A.J. Foyt in career starts.

Colton Herta won the pole with a time of 1 minute, 42.9920 seconds. Rounding out the top six: Alexander Rossi, Will Power, Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal, and Takuma Sato.

The REV Group Grand Prix will be broadcast on NBC starting at 12 noon ET.

 

Notes & Quotes: REV Group Grand Prix

June 19, 2019  DWIGHT BROWN joined AJ Foyt Racing in 2016 as a data acquisition engineer, left for a year and rejoined the team in 2018. He currently works as the assistant engineer on the No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet driven by Matheus Leist. We asked him a few questions… Q: How did you get involved…

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Race Report: DXC Technology 600

June 8, 2019  FORT WORTH, Texas—Racing under the lights at Texas Motor Speedway’s banked 1.5 mile oval is dramatic, intense and close. The NTT IndyCar Series didn’t disappoint with some tight racing action among the leaders in the closing laps of the 248-lap DXC Technology 600. While not battling for the lead in this race,…

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Qualifying Report: DXC Technology 600

June 7, 2019 | Anne F.  FORT WORTH, Texas—Qualifying for the DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway this afternoon was an exercise in frustration for A.J. Foyt’s ABC Supply Racing team. Matheus Leist will start the 248-lap night time race from the 20th slot after posting a two-lap average speed of 215.093mph around the…

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Notes & Quotes: DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway

June 4, 2019 TONY KANAAN will make his 369th Indy car start at Texas Motor Speedway which ties A.J. Foyt’s Indy car career total starts. We asked the 2004 INDYCAR champion and 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner a few questions… Q: When you started racing as a youth, did you envision your career path? TK: “I was so…

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Race Report: Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, Duel 2

Race Report: Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, Duel 2 June 2, 2019 DETROIT——Street races in the NTT IndyCar Series are known for aggressive moves, accidents and new faces in new places. Sunday’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Duel 2 didn’t disappoint in that regard. For A.J. Foyt’s team though, the race ended before it barely began. After…

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Race Report: Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, Duel 1

Race Report: Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, Duel 1 May 31, 2019  DETROIT—The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix is the only doubleheader in the NTT IndyCar Series. The duel duals in Detroit can put a strain on the drivers and crews because it is both physically and mentally demanding. The bumpy street course is defined by concrete…

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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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