Originally posted on Indy Racing Revolution  |  Last updated 1/10/13
Back in his racing days, four-time Indianapolis 500 champion and current IZOD IndyCar Series team owner A.J. Foyt was always a hard charger. One can argue that his newest driver is the same way. The aggressive Takuma Sato, who raced with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing last season, has officially joined the A.J. Foyt Racing team for this year's championship. Sato will drive the No. 14 ABC Supply Co. Honda after collecting two podiums (Sao Paulo and Edmonton) for RLL in 2012. However, the former Formula One pilot also found lots of trouble in the campaign and suffered eight DNFs in 15 races. “While I do not know A.J. well yet, it is unbelievable what he did in his career," said Sato in a team release. "A.J. has achieved so many wins in every type of car, at every type of circuit, and in every type of situation.  That experience can only help in trying to win races this year.  I think with A.J. and the team helping me this year, we can be very successful.” As for ol' Supertex, he and his son, team director Larry Foyt, felt that Sato's considerable background and fearlessness would help boost the squad in 2013. "There were a lot of question marks when the season ended but I’m happy to put an end to all that now," A.J. said in the same release. "We chose to go with Takuma Sato because he brings a lot of experience to our team but he has the hunger of a rookie--and he’s certainly proven he has the desire to win." Sato will replace Mike Conway, who ended 2012 by stepping out of the No. 14 before last fall's season finale at Fontana, California, citing that he no longer felt comfortable with oval racing.
PLAYERS: Takuma SatoA.J. Foyt
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Ben McAdoo willing to give up play-calling duties

Dolphins suspend Lawrence Timmons indefinitely

Greg Olsen placed on IR, will miss at least eight weeks

Report: NFL official under investigation for domestic violence

Alvarez vs. Golovkin result gives boxing another black eye

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jerry Jones defends Elliott amid criticism over lack of effort

NFL monitoring CFL’s decision to end contact practices

RG3 fires back at Santana Moss over Mike Shanahan comments

Chris Long donating game checks to fund Charlottesville scholarships

WATCH: Tigers’ Jeff Ferrell responsive after taking 103-mph liner to head

College football's biggest winners and losers so far

NFL Referee Hotline: Mike McCarthy is sick of these calls

The 'Kevin Durant has mad (Twitter) handles' quiz

Baseball's most underwhelming teams of 2017

The 'Remember the tight ends' quiz

Ranking the best college football fan bases

Getaway Day: Time runs short as postseason nears

Sports & Politics Intersect: White House sticks it to sports

The 'Not so elementary, my dear Watson' quiz

September chill hits Astros, Dodgers at worst time

College football 2017 Week 3 predictions

Three Up, Three Down: Cleveland hits historic heights while Cubs struggle

The 'Will the Indians ever lose again?' quiz

Formula One News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

NFL Referee Hotline: Mike McCarthy is sick of these calls

Baseball's most underwhelming teams of 2017

The 'Kevin Durant has mad (Twitter) handles' quiz

Ranking the best college football fan bases

The 'Remember the tight ends' quiz

Getaway Day: Time runs short as postseason nears

Sports & Politics Intersect: White House sticks it to sports

The 'Not so elementary, my dear Watson' quiz

September chill hits Astros, Dodgers at worst time

Three Up, Three Down: Cleveland hits historic heights while Cubs struggle

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker