INDIANAPOLIS (July 30, 2022) -- This too shall pass. Auto racing is a tough sport because it is unforgiving and sometimes downright cruel. But racers - drivers, owners and especially crew members -- are blessed with an innate optimism which serves them well when times get rough. Dalton Kellett has had some challenging days at the office in the No. 4 K-Line Insulators USA Chevrolet this season but he always seems to find the positives. Starting 24th and finishing 21st in the G
INDIANAPOLIS (July 29, 2022) -- The tough qualifying sessions continue for the AJ Foyt Racing team as the NTT INDYCAR Series shares the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course with the NASCAR Cup Series this weekend. The Gallagher Grand Prix kicks off the festivities on Saturday while NASCAR's Verizon 200 at the Brickyard wraps up the weekend on Sunday. Kyle Kirkwood will start 21st in the No. 14 Sexton Properties Chevrolet after posting a lap time of 1 minute, 11.21 seconds
Pete Drummond was born and raised in Indianapolis which is where he currently lives. The 22-year-old is a senior studying for a degree in Motorsports Engineering at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). He works as a mechanic on the front end of the No. 4 K-Line Insulators Chevrolet and handles the airjack on pitstops. We asked him a few questions...
How did you get interested in racing?
PD: "Growing up my family did not come together for Christmas or o
NEWTON, Iowa (July 24, 2022) -- The Hy-Vee Salute to Farmers 300 at Iowa Speedway is one race that the AJ Foyt Racing team would like to forget. Rookie Kyle Kirkwood, who started 20th in the second race of the doubleheader, was optimistic about his chances in the No. 14 Sexton Properties Chevrolet. He was running 17th on the seven-eighths mile banked oval when his race ended against the Turn 1 wall on lap 120. Kirkwood had just been passed by leader Josef Newgarden and Rinus
NEWTON, Iowa (July 23, 2022) -- The excitement around the Hy-Vee doubleheader at Iowa Speedway was palpable today! Tim McGraw performed before the Hy-VeeDeals.Com 250 and Florida Georgia Line followed up with another concert after the race. Tim McGraw kicked off the afternoon with a high energy performance. With ambient temperatures nearing 100 degrees, heat was going to be a factor for the drivers as well as the crews today. However, the Foyt team had solid pit stops and bot
CORDELL DURCHOLZ began his work with AJ Foyt Racing as an intern in 2018 while pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Graduating in May 2020, Durcholz then started working with the team full-time. He informed, "IUPUI is one of the only colleges with a degree specifically geared towards any engineering career in the motorsports industry." We asked him a few questions... Where are you from? C
TORONTO (July 17, 2022)--The Honda Indy Toronto was welcomed back by race fans in a big way Sunday afternoon at Exhibition Place after a two-year hiatus. For AJ Foyt Racing, the weekend was bittersweet. The enthusiasm of the fans for A.J. and his team, especially Canadian driver Dalton Kellett, was certainly gratifying. Unfortunately, several issues made for a frustrating weekend on track. Dalton poses with his parents, Cinde and Mark, and fiancée Nicole Westra prior to the s
TORONTO (July 16, 2022) -- Well you'll have days like this in racing. Toronto native Dalton Kellett, making his hometown debut in an Indy car, never got out of his pit box in the qualifying session due to a fuel system problem. He never posted a lap time. He will start 23rd in the No. 4 K-Line Insulators USA Chevrolet. The team replaced the entire fuel system after qualifying to avoid any issues in tomorrow's Honda Indy Toronto. “So definitely a tough session for us," said Ke
Canadian DALTON KELLETT has been waiting for this weekend's race since he signed to drive an Indy car for A.J. Foyt in December, 2019. To say he is excited about finally getting to race in his hometown after two year's of cancellations due to Covid-19 would be an understatement for the Torontonian. The 29-year-old was born in Toronto, and while his family moved to Stouffville when he was five, he commuted to attend school in Toronto until he went to Queen's University in King
LEXINGTON, Ohio (July 3, 2022) -- Last man standing. That was Dalton Kellett who was the only driver on the AJ Foyt Racing team to bring it home in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sunday afternoon. What started out as a promising race for the AJ Foyt Racing team quickly deteriorated after the first round of pit stops in the 80-lap race. Starting ninth in the No. 14 Sexton Properties Chevrolet, Kyle Kirkwood had been running eighth in the first stint when he pitted on lap 27. A