AJ Foyt Racing’s Tony Kanaan who drives the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet had has best finish of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series at World Wide Technology Raceway in Gateway St Louis on Saturday night. Following a tough qualifying which saw the Brazilian start the race from 20th place TK came through the field to pick up his first podium in two years.
AJ Foyt Racing have endured a tough season in 2019 and for the team the podium on Saturday night is a great result and gives them something to build on for the remaining two races of the season.
Speaking following the race, Kanaan commented saying:
Great night. We knew we had a strong car last night. Obviously, we missed in qualifying so I was a little frustrated but once we got to the front the car was fast. We played the strategy right, we got a little bit of luck on our side – finally – and once we got to the front, we showed them that we belong there. It wasn’t like, ‘Ah they got lucky.’ When we restarted, there were over 40 laps to go and nobody could touch us. It was an awesome result for us.
AJ Foyt Racing have yet to announce their driver plans for next season and Kanaan has openly admitted that he wants to remain in the NTT IndyCar Series in 2020 but whether or not that is with Foyt remains to be seen however the result on Saturday should help the team to decide in what direction they want to go in terms of their driver line up for next season.