AJ Foyt Racing had a great start to the opening day of pre-season testing at ISM Raceway in Phoenix as Tony Kanaan in the No.14 ABC Supply Co Chevrolet as he finished the day in fifth place with a time of 19.5904s and speaking following the session the Brazilian commented by saying:

Positive day for us. First day on the oval, first day with this car. A lot of work to do trying to understand what we need when we come back, but I’m happy. We had a trouble-free day apart from problems that we had that were not up to us to solve them – some telemetry issues and software issues. Slowly we’re getting the team to work better together. It’s nice to have the Boss (A.J. Foyt) around all the time. He lights up the timing stand for sure

Matheus ‘Matt’ Leist had a great start to his pre-season test as he ended the opening day in 10th place and speaking following the session he commented by saying:

The car is great. The first practice we were fast. We have been working mainly on my side just for me to feel comfortable in the car, get laps down. I’m really happy with the performance of the whole team and with myself as well. We had two sessions and two top 10 (finishes), including one top five which is good. We need to do some race stints tomorrow to see how the car feels and probably improve a little bit. I’m happy with everything and I think we’re going the right way, and hopefully we’ll have a great day tomorrow.

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