AJ Foyt Racing’s Mathues Matt Leist in the No.4 ABC Supply Chevrolet scored a career best fourth place finish in Saturday’s Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.
The Brazilian who started the race from 21st place came through the field to finish the race in fourth place and speaking following the event he said:
Just finished our best result here in (the NTT IndyCar Series). It’s an awesome place to have my best finish and if you go back to 2017, here is where I had my first best finish in Indy Lights too, so I think this place likes me at the same time that I like it, so let’s try to keep the momentum going now for the Indianapolis 500. And about the race, it was just another tough one. We started from 21st and it had been a pretty tough weekend here until the race. But the good thing about this team is that we never gave up and we always kept going, we always kept working hard and trying to improve as much as we could. Today before the race I was like ‘Man, today I want the rain to come so we might have a shot here.’ I was probably the only one on the team who wanted it to rain, and when it started raining and I was restarting the race in P4 I knew we had a shot. I knew we could stay there and finish up there and that’s exactly what happened. Just so glad for the team, for all the ABC Supply No. 4 Chevrolet crew – they did an amazing job in the pits and they all deserve it, and also for A.J. We’ve been together a year and a half now pretty much and I am always looking forward for these kind of results. That’s where we belong and where we want to be. So let’s try to keep the momentum going and have a good one in the 500 too.”
Tony Kanaan in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet was classified in 20th place and speaking following the day’s action he said:
We decided we were going to split strategy between the No. 4 and the No. 14 car, and the No. 4 car got it right. We got our first top-five finish of the year and I’m extremely happy for Matheus (Leist). Our day after that we just started to try different things as far as strategy to see if we could go back to the front, but it didn’t work. I’m happy for the team.”