Tag archives for A.J. Foyt Racing

Race Report: Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. –Auto racing is about results but sometimes the most inspiring runs are those that can’t be defined by the boxscore. The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach was such a race for Tony Kanaan. Nicknamed “Ironman” because he is a triathlete in the off-season and holds the record for consecutive INDYCAR starts […]

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Qualifying Report: GP of Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif.—Turn lemons into lemonade. That will be the challenge for Tony Kanaan and Matheus Leist tomorrow. Kanaan, who had run in the top-12 in yesterday’s practice sessions, was optimistic about his chances for breaking through Round 1 in qualifying. However, this morning’s practice session had the team exploring its options in setup changes […]

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Notes & Quotes: Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach

BECKY BARANOUSKI, originally from Placentia, California, is the team coordinator for A.J. Foyt Enterprises, which is a broad title for someone who handles the team’s travel, has secured sponsorships and created events during her stint which  started in 1996. We asked her a few questions… Q: How did you become interested in racing? BB: “I dated a man […]

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Motorsports Executive Scott Harner Joins AJ Foyt Racing

WALLER, Texas-Motorsports executive Scott Harner has joined AJ Foyt Racing as vice-president of operations. He will be based in the team’s Speedway, Indiana race shop. “I’m thrilled to have Scott joining AJ Foyt Racing,” said Team President Larry Foyt. “He brings a great deal of experience and skills that will complement the team we have […]

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Race Report: Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

 LEXINGTON, Ohio—Stumped. This weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course certainly had A.J. Foyt’s team scratching their heads as they tried to unlock the secrets to this 2.258-mile road course to no avail. The race started off hopefully enough. Starting 19th in the No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet, Tony Kanaan climbed to 14th by lap five, […]

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SIXTY WEST Diversifies Portfolio with Investment in Davison Indy 500 Entry

  SIXTY WEST Diversifies Portfolio with Investment in Davison Indy 500 Entry INDIANAPOLIS May 14, 2018 — Foyt/Byrd/Hollinger/Belardi, which is fielding a car for James Davison in the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500, is thrilled to welcome another supporter to their program, in the form of SIXTY WEST. “We are thrilled to announce our […]

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Race Report: INDYCAR Grand Prix of Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS May 12—High hopes in the first half of the INDYCAR Grand Prix of Indianapolis were dashed in the second half of the 85-lap race around the 2.439-mile road course of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race started off well for the ABC Supply team as both Tony Kanaan and Matheus “Matt” Leist made great […]

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval testing – wrapping everything up.

  By Steve Wittich Before we get started with our coverage of on the track, we’ve got a few off the track things to cover. First, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports crew member, Eric Stewart, who has worked in the Verizon IndyCar Series for a long time, lost his home in a fire last weekend. If you...

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Race Report: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

BIRMINGHAM – The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama resumed today under partly cloudy skies but before it was over the skies opened up and the race finished in rain. The weather didn’t dampen Matheus “Matt” Leist’s spirits though as he finished 12th which is his best finish of the season under challenging conditions. His […]

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Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Barber Motorsports Park – Monday – Good morning!!

By Tony DiZinno and Steve Wittich Good morning from a sunny Barber Motorsports Park where the Verizon IndyCar Series returns for a second try at getting Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama completed. In a generous gesture, Barber Motorsports Park will be opening the facility for free for fans to watch the conclusion of the...

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