A.J. FOYT NEWS

Risk vs. reward: Drivers need to weigh options at Sonoma Raceway

So we take to our first road course of the year at Sonoma Raceway this weekend. I have zero reason to believe that the racing won't be as aggressive, if not more so, this year as ever before there. I mean let's face it: The sand in the hourglass is rapidly running out for those drivers who haven't won a race yet this year or are just outside of where they need to be in points. Like...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

AJ Allmendinger proves that even a small team can achieve greatness in NASCAR

When race fans hear the name AJ, who is the first person that pops into your head? For most hardcore fans, the face of AJ Foyt would be the person they see in their minds eye. For the 33 year old Californian who competes weekly in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, AJ Allmendinger, this fact is one that doesn't bother him at all. Groomed for most of his early career as an open wheel ace...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Conor Daly Nets Career Best 6th Place Finish On Sunday

BELLE ISLE, MI – We’ve always said, Conor Daly deserves a full-time shot in the Verizon IndyCar Series. His first two starts weren’t ideal though. He drove a second A.J. Foyt Racing entry in...
Via Race Review Online
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Indy 500 post-event infractions, manufacturer points update

INDYCAR announced the following post-event infractions from the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, which was held May 24 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval: • INDYCAR officials have fined the No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing entry $10,000 ($5,000 suspended) and the entrant was placed on a six-race probation for violating Rules 7.10.1.10 (unsafe release) and 7.10.1.8 (contact with personnel...
Via On Pit Road
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Indianapolis 500 Post-Event Infractions, Manufacturers Championship Points Update

INDYCAR announced the following post-event infractions from the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, which was held May 24 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval:    • INDYCAR officials have fined the No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing entry $10,000 ($5,000 suspended) and the entrant was placed on a six-race probation for violating Rules 7.10.1.10 (unsafe release) and 7.10.1.8 (contact with personnel...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Sage Karam Knocked Out of Indy 500 on Lap 1

The first lap of the Indianapolis 500 can be among the most unfaithful and  most difficult in all of motorsports. For 19-year-old Sage Karam, the first turn spelt disaster as A.J. Foyt Racing driver Takuma Sato jumped to the outside in Turn 1, leaving Karam in the middle of three wide. “I don’t know what Sato’s doing,” said Karam who had no time to react to Sato’s move, and...
Via Rubbings Racing
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 5 Indianapolis 500 drivers of all time: No. 1 A.J. Foyt

INDIANAPOLIS – There is only one No. 1 at the Indianapolis 500 and that is A.J. Foyt. It’s been 23 years since Foyt last drove a race car in the Indianapolis 500 and 38 years since he became the first four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 in 1977, but the 80-year-old Foyt remains the most popular figure at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. There have been 756 different drivers...
Via Fox Sports
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Even before Indy 500 begins, prep under way for next year

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) As much as the Indianapolis 500 strives to move forward, to go faster and push the limits just a little bit further, the Memorial Day weekend race remains steeped in its traditions. The bottle of milk. The Borg-Warner Trophy. The yard of bricks. The history is what drew A.J. Foyt to the track for the first time as a spectator in 1955, and drew him back as a driver...
Via AP on Fox
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 5 Indianapolis 500 drivers of all time: No. 2 Rick Mears

Editor’s Note: From Tuesday, May 19 to Saturday, May 23, FOX Sports will count down the top five Indianapolis 500 drivers of all time. INDIANAPOLIS – The key to success for Rick Mears in the Indianapolis 500 was quite simple for the former Desert Off Road Racer who came to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time in 1977 but failed to make the field. “I always went...
Via Fox Sports
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar's Walker survives tough week with endless questions

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) As Derrick Walker strolled through the Indianapolis Motor Speedway garages one day this week, he was stopped by an old friend. Roger Penske, like everybody else, wanted an update on IndyCar's investigation into the safety of the cars. The topic isn't going away anytime soon for Walker, who has been enduring the toughest week of his two-year tenure overseeing competition...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Letterman shares lighthearted stories on Foyt, Unser and Mears

INDIANAPOLIS -- As David Letterman's 33-year career as a late night talk show host ends on May 20 with the final airing of "The Late Show with David Letterman" on CBS, the lifelong Indianapolis 500 fan and Verizon IndyCar Series team owner has played a key role in exposing the sport on his show. The Indianapolis native also has some interesting anecdotes on some of the most famous...
Via Fox Sports
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Indianapolis 500 Teams Focus on Race Setup in Practice

INDIANAPOLIS (May 18, 2015) – Figuring the fastest way around Indianapolis Motor Speedway in “race trim” was the theme of the day as Verizon IndyCar Series teams held a practice session the day following the completion of Indianapolis 500 Mile Race qualifications for the second straight year. Chip Ganassi Racing Teams drivers Sage Karam and Scott Dixon, who won the Verizon...
Via On Pit Road
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Health concerns force A.J Foyt to focus on more than Indy

INDIANAPOLIS -- It's May in Indianapolis and A.J. Foyt is sitting quietly inside his motor home. He's balancing a checkbook, watching the news and talking about current events -- not exactly the image race fans have of one of the world's top drivers on a warm, sunny afternoon at the track. No, this is not Foyt's typical Indy hangout, but this has been no typical year for the 80-year...
Via AP on Fox
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Health concerns force Foyt to focus on more than Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) It's May in Indianapolis and A.J. Foyt is sitting quietly inside his motor home. He's balancing a checkbook, watching the news and talking about current events - not exactly the image race fans have of one of the world's top drivers on a warm, sunny afternoon at the track. No, this is not Foyt's typical Indy hangout, but this has been no typical year for the 80...
Via AP on Fox
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Tagliani Confirmed For Foyt At Indy 500

For years, the co-ownership pair of AJ Foyt and television magnet Jim Gilmore entered multiple cars every year at the Indianapolis 500-mile race, not just for Foyt himself, but also for other drivers who were given rides prior to the opening of the month of May or at the last minute to save someone from missing the show. Although the late Gilmore is no longer part of the mix and...
Via Rubbings Racing
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Foyt hires former pole winner Tagliani to race in Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) A.J. Foyt has hired Alex Tagliani as his third driver for this year's Indianapolis 500. The 41-year-old Canadian won the Indy pole in 2011 and finished the race 13th last year, driving for Sarah Fisher's team. That was his last IndyCar start. Foyt now has Tagliani, Japan's Takuma Sato and England's Jack Hawksworth all trying to make the 33-car starting grid for...
Via AP on Fox
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Alex Tagliani Hired to Drive No. 48 Al-Fe Heat Treating Honda

Third AJ Foyt Racing Entry to Honor Dan Gurney INDIANAPOLIS May 5, 2015—Veteran IndyCar driver and 2011 Indianapolis 500 Pole Winner Alex Tagliani will drive the Al-Fe Heat Treating Honda-powered Dallara for AJ Foyt Racing as the storied race team prepares for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Al-Fe Heat Treating marks its fifth year with AJ Foyt Racing which began with...
Via On Pit Road
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Tagliani Lands Indy 500 Ride With A.J. Foyt Racing

INDIANAPOLIS – We now officially will have a true bump day for this year’s Indianapolis 500 as Canadian Alex Tagliani has landed a ride with A.J. Foyt Racing for the big race this month...
Via Race Review Online
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

A.J. Foyt returns to famed Indy track months after heart surgery

INDIANAPOLIS - It wouldn't be Indianapolis 500 Opening Day without A.J. Foyt. And the first four-time winner of the Indy 500 wasn't going to let a triple bypass procedure on his heart keep him from being at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. Foyt had triple bypass surgery on his heart at Baylor-St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston on November 12, 2014. "My goal was to get...
Via Fox Sports
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Jeff Gordon To Drive the Pace Car For The 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS- If you can’t drive in the Indianapolis 500, one of the best honors to be given on race day is to drive the pace car before the race. People like A.J. Foyt, Dario Franchitti,...
Via Race Review Online
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Post-Event Infractions

INDIANAPOLIS (April 22, 2015) – INDYCAR announced the following post-event infractions from the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, which was held April 17-19 on the Streets of Long Beach, Calif. • INDYCAR officials fined a crew member of KV Racing Technology $500 for violating Rule 1.2.7.2(f) (fueling without visor down). • INDYCAR officials fined crew members of A.J. Foyt Enterprises...
Via On Pit Road
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Daly returning to IndyCar Series at Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Conor Daly will return to the IndyCar Series at the Grand Prix of Long Beach after Rocky Moran Jr. broke his thumb in practice. Moran was set to make his IndyCar debut after Dale Coyne Racing put him in the car in place of Carlos Huertas, but he broke his thumb during a practice session Friday. Daly last raced in IndyCar at the 2013 Indianapolis 500, where...
Via AP on Fox
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Contact, drainage topics of concern ahead of first NOLA race

AVONDALE, Louisiana – The weekend forecast for NOLA Motorsports Park – humid with a high chance of contact. As the Verizon IndyCar Series heads to “The Swamp” for its first ever race in the New Orleans area – Sunday’s Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana – the 24 drivers in the field will have to battle high speeds, high-heat and a high risk of debris if the cars make contact...
Via Fox Sports
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Leonard Wood Remembers A Bad Bull And One Tough Texan As Motorcraft/Quick Lane Team and Ryan Blaney Travel To Texas

The Motorcraft/Quick Lane team heads to Texas Motor Speedway this week for the Duck Commander 500, and just like every time that either NASCAR or any other circuit visits the Lone Star state, it isn’t long before A.J. Foyt’s name comes up. Foyt, a native of Houston, Texas, is regarded as one of the greatest drivers of all time. His name is almost synonymous with the Indianapolis...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar allows Honda to strengthen its Aero Kit

After experiencing issues with Aero Kits creating debris in the season-opening Verizon IndyCar Series race on March 29, Honda has been granted permission by INDYCAR to strengthen and reinforce parts of its kit, Steve Eriksen, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of HPD, told FOXSports.com. “We’ve talked to INDYCAR about it and have made a proposal to update a few of the...
Via Fox Sports
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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