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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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Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval testing – Tuesday – 1:05 PM – Kaiser, Leist and Wickens complete ROP

By Steve Wittich Kyle Kaiser was the first driver to hit the track for his Rookie Orientation Program (ROP) We did check with team owner Ricardo Juncos, and the car that Kaiser is driving during the “Month of May” is the same car that Kaiser and Rene Binder shared at the first four Verizon IndyCar...

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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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NOTES & QUOTES: Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix

 A.J. Foyt’s ABC Supply Racing team revamped some key elements over the off season, including drivers, technical director and several support engineers and mechanics. Tony Kanaan drives the No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet while Matheus ‘Matt’ Leist is his teammate in the No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet. Eric Cowdin is the Technical Director and Kanaan’s […]

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Practice Report: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—As the Verizon IndyCar Series opened their 2018 season on the streets of St. Petersburg Friday morning, A.J. Foyt’s ABC Supply Racing team was in the top 10 when the checkered fell. In practice 1, Matheus ‘Matt’ Leist surprised everyone (including himself) when he emerged as quickest of the 24 starters. His teammate […]

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Notes & Quotes: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

A.J. Foyt’s ABC Supply Racing team revamped some key elements over the off season, including drivers, technical director and several support engineers and mechanics. Team President Larry Foyt speaks about the changes within the team and pre-season testing. Tony Kanaan will drive the No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet while Matheus ‘Matt’ Leist will be his...

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TSO’s 2018 preview of A.J. Foyt Racing

By Tony DiZinno, Patrick Stephan and Steve Wittich Location: Waller, Texas (No. 4)  and Speedway, Ind. (No. 14) Team Owner: A.J. Foyt President: Larry Foyt Team Manager: George Klotz Technical Director: Eric Cowdin Engine Manufacturer: Chevrolet First Indy car start: 1966 Jimmy Bryan Memorial at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. Indy car wins: 44 First Indy...

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Spring Training at ISM Raceway

PHOENIX – Tony Kanaan led A.J. Foyt’s ABC Supply Racing team to the top of the leader board both days in the Verizon IndyCar Series Spring training session at ISM Raceway before dropping to third overall in combined times when the sessions ended. As if that were not enough, Foyt entertained a special visitor Saturday […]

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Leist still smiling after Rookies’ Test

Leist still smiling after Rookies’ Test PHOENIX – Driving the No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet, Matheus “Matt” Leist set quick time in rookie testing at ISM Raceway as the Verizon IndyCar Series officially got underway Thursday afternoon at the mile oval formerly known as Phoenix Raceway. Leist emerged from the cockpit to hear his race […]

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