Kanaan Finishes Eighth In Long Beach
AJ Foyt Racing’s Tony Kanaan in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet had a great race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday. The Brazilian Verizon IndyCar Series veteran started the race from eleventh place on grid and finished the race in eighth place.
Speaking following the race, the Brazilian commented by saying:
Another top 10 – that’s what we wanted. The boys have been getting better on the stops and the car was pretty decent all day. We passed a lot of cars. We got caught on that yellow but unfortunately, that’s just the way it is. Some days it works in your favor, other days it doesn’t. But I’m pleased. We’re building something really cool here and I’m not talking just about results, I’m talking about through all the struggles we’ve been having, it’s making us as people a lot tighter. Everybody is going to want to come drive for A.J. (Foyt) eventually not just because of the results, but because of the people that we have.
Matheus ‘Matt’ Leist started the race from 14th place and that is where he finished. Speaking following the race he commented by saying:
Tough race. In the beginning, I thought we didn’t have the pace, I was struggling a little bit but they played the strategy well and we managed to pass some cars [in the hairpin accident]. We restarted in P12, but my tires were gone and the guys behind me were on new reds so it was tough. Anyway, it was the first race we finished on the lead lap so that is good. There are some areas where we need to improve a little bit to be competitive but we’re going to get there. I’m happy for the team and onto the next one. We’ll see how Barber goes.