HAPPY BIRTHDAY A.J.!

Happy Birthday to one of the greatest drivers ever! Your amazing records will never be equaled. We have enjoyed seeing your daring exploits (some of us have to catch them on YouTube), hearing your colorful stories and having you a part of our lives. Happy Birthday to a true American Classic!

 


 


HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM AJ FOYT RACING!

We at AJ Foyt Racing extend our best wishes to our family, friends and fans for a safe and happy holiday season! We're really looking forward to being back at the race track in 2014!

IndyCar Series Confirms 2014 TV Schedule

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 3, 2013) -- The 2014 IndyCar Series television schedule will feature three weekends of ABC coverage at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including the network's 50th consecutive telecast of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on Sunday, May 25. NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will televise 13 races, including 11 in a row that culminates with the season finale on Labor Day weekend at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.

Click HERE to view and download the 2014 IndyCar Series TV schedule.

The complete 2014 IndyCar Series schedule was released today in conjunction with broadcast partners ABC and NBCSN. ABC will broadcast five races as well as Indianapolis 500 qualifying on Saturday, May 17, and Sunday, May 18. NBCSN will televise two early season races and resume telecasts with the annual Saturday night race June 7 at Texas Motor Speedway.

May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has a new look and will feature the first IndyCar Series road race at the iconic facility, the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, on Saturday, May 10. ABC will televise the race beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET. The following weekend, ABC will televise Indianapolis 500 qualifications from 4-6 p.m. Saturday and 1-3 p.m. Sunday. ABC's telecast of the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race will begin at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, May 25. The event will continue one of the longest-running relationships between a television network and a sporting event.

"With the debut of the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, the intensity of qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 and the 'Greatest Spectacle in Racing,' ABC is the destination to tune in for our three big weekends of competition in May," said Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., the parent company of INDYCAR.

Takuma Sato and A.J. Foyt: A Winning Combination

WALLER, Texas December 17, 2013—Opposites attract. Takuma Sato will continue as driver of A.J. Foyt’s No. 14 ABC Supply Honda for the 2014 IndyCar Series.

In 2013, the compact Japanese pilot with a huge amount of talent brought the burly Texan owner his first victory since 2002 with an impressive performance in the Long Beach Grand Prix. Winning the pole at the Houston Grand Prix, Sato notched the team’s first pole position since 1998 when Billy Boat won the Indianapolis 500 pole.

"It is great news that I will continue to drive with ABC Supply/AJ Foyt Racing next year,” said Sato, who will be testing for the team in Sebring, Fla. on December 18th. “We had some great results in our first year. I know what the team is capable of and what I am capable of in the coming season.”

With veteran chief engineer Don Halliday and performance engineer Raul Prados on board for their third straight year, the ABC Supply Racing team is poised for their most competitive season yet.

“Working with A.J., Larry, Don and all the boys (and, of course, ladies!) is just fantastic,” Sato continued. “This team is really special for me. I always felt that the team was behind me and it gave me the confidence to go for the win in races. I’m very excited to continue to build this great relationship. We know what we need to focus on next year. We are anxious to test the new Honda engine--from what I hear, the engine will put us in a great position to be up front more often in 2014. I am convinced that we can be a contender in the Championship."

The international combo of Japan’s Sato, New Zealand’s Halliday (now an American citizen), and Spain’s Prados appears to work for America’s ‘Super Tex.’

“Having everyone back next year is a big plus for our team,” said Foyt. “We came out strong but then had some problems midway through the season. We are making changes so we will get stronger as the season goes on, which I believe is the key to being one of the contenders in the title race.”

“I am thrilled to have Takuma driving for us again,” Team Director Larry Foyt said. “Taku, our engineers and mechanics all gelled quickly last year, and getting to victory lane together was something we are all very proud of. We are focused on building on the positives from last season and working towards more victories and a higher standing in the championship. I know with Taku’s talent and our race team personnel, these are realistic goals.”

In other news, the 78-year-old Foyt underwent successful knee-replacement surgery on his right knee December 12th. Foyt spent just one night in the hospital and is doing exceptionally well in his recovery. Foyt had his left hip replaced in July and had his left knee replaced in 2006.

The 2014 IndyCar season starts the weekend of March 28-30 with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg kicking off the 18-race schedule.

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

We at A.J. Foyt Racing extend our best wishes to everyone for a very Happy Thanksgiving. As families and friends gather to celebrate this very American holiday, it is an opportunity to give thanks for all that we have and to show kindness and generosity to those less fortunate. If you are cooking the big bird at home or traveling to someone else’s home, we hope everyone has a safe holiday! Happy Thanksgiving y’all!