SEBRING, Fla. Jan. 26, 2017 – After two days of testing the ABC Supply Chevrolets with drivers Carlos Muñoz and Conor Daly, the AJ Foyt Racing team was smiling.
“For this to be our first test, I’m really pleased,” said Larry Foyt, Team President. “There is so much to learn that we could have been gathering information there for a week, but we have to do the best we can within the private testing rules [three days per team per season].
“For all of the new pieces in our program, everything came together quickly, and we were clicking off testing items and got many things accomplished. It was a shame that Carlos had an incident because everything was going really well. He was enjoying driving the car and learning about the Chevy engine.”
Muñoz had a couple of off track excursions in the no. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet. The incident on Wednesday afternoon damaged the right side suspension and curtailed his session for the day. However, the team was able to gather a lot of valuable information in spite of the incident.
Daly, who will be driving the No. 88 Starworks PC entry this weekend in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, did a great job in his return to Foyt’s team.
“Conor was a work horse and hardly got out of the car,” Foyt said. “The 4 team did an awesome job of working though changes and making lots of runs. We have lots to sort through before the Phoenix Open Test but everyone left this first outing quite enthused about everything we got done.”