AJ Foyt Racing had a fantastic start to the 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. Santino Ferrucci in the No.14 Sexton Properties Chevrolet started the 100 -lap race from 14th and came home just outside the top ten in eleventh.

The result marks a wonderful turnaround for the team who have struggled in recent years.

When we look at what Ferrucci did at the Indianapolis 500 last year where he finished on the podium in third place, the result on Sunday at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg presented by RP Funding just shows the incredibly hard work the team has done over the course of the off-season.

Foyt managed to maintain their engineering staff over the winter with Michael Cannon remaining at the team.

The big change over the off-season was the technical partnership between AJ Foyt Racing and Team Penske.

Speaking following Sunday’s race, Santino Ferrucci said:

Obviously a fantastic race day for us,” said Ferrucci. “You know, this event was a little bit more of a qualifying race than it was anything else and starting 14th, we avoided some good carnage early, and moved up a couple of positions. First stop, there was a little bit of a hiccup, lost a couple there, but we made them back. And we just kind of did our own thing. We were in a big fuel save like everybody else. You know, we made it work. We stayed clean. We didn’t touch another car. We didn’t touch the walls all day. And we had a really clean green flag stop. Had a solid restart and we picked up a couple more positions. It was solid way to start the season with the Sexton Properties Chevrolet!”

Next up for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES is the non-points race at The Thermal Club in California in just under two weeks.

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