AJ Foyt Racing head into the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg this weekend following major changes at the Texas based outfit over the off-season.
The team have made the move from Honda to Chevrolet power and have two brand new drivers with Conor Daly joining the team from Dale Coyne Racing while Carlos Munoz joins the outfit from Andretti Autosport.
Daly heads into the new season following a strong year with Dale Coyne Racing which saw him secure his first Verizon IndyCar Series podium at the Detroit Grand Prix where he finished the race in second place. Speaking ahead of the new season, Daly commented by saying:
I’ve always enjoyed the race weekend in St. Pete. The city receives us all so well, and the fans come out in a big way to support us all weekend. The track always presents good opportunities for racing, which is crucial for a good start to the season.
Carlos Munoz secured a podium finish at the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil where he finished the race in second place behind then team mate Alexander Rossi.
Speaking ahead of the start of the new season, Munoz commented by saying:
St. Pete is one of my favorite tracks because it is like a home race for me since I live in Miami. I have a lot of family and friends who come to the race. I like the track a lot, and I like the town of St. Petersburg too. The track is really physical and the car setup is hard to get because there are different corners. It’s actually pretty smooth compared to some of the other tracks. I want to start off the season well but I don’t want to set any goals or numbers. Hopefully, we all will do our jobs together really well and we’ll see how it goes.
Conor Daly will drive the No.4 ABC Supply Co Chevrolet while Carlos Munoz will drive the No.14 ABC Supply Co Chevrolet.