Team owner AJ Foyt says he and team president Larry Foyt will look at their options for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series series following a difficult start to their 2019 season.
The team suffered a set back in qualifying for today’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway after Tony Kanaan brushed the wall and as a result he starts the race from 22nd place.
Mathues Matt Leist starts the race from 20th place and speaking to NBC Sports during qualifying on Friday, Foyt said that the team will look to make changes ahead of the 2020 season.
Foyt also said that ‘Matt’ (Mathues Leist) is the future.
It is under clear as to what ‘Super Tex’ meant by this comment as Tony Kanaan is the most experienced driver in the field starting his 309th consecutive IndyCar Series race tonight and his 369th overall.
The Brazilian’s contract runs until the end of this season and he is still hungry for success and has the pace but needs the car in order to be able to compete at the front.
ABC Supply are the longest active primary sponsor in NTT IndyCar having been with Foyt for the past 15 seasons.
Scott Harner joined Foyt over the 2018 off season from Chip Ganassi Racing as VP of Operations.
There has been no talk about switching back to Honda engines for 2020 but that could be an option for Foyt in order for them to boost their performance having switched to Chevrolet from 2017 but such a move is unlikely.
Foyt could reduce their involvement in the NTT IndyCar Series to one full time car for 2020 however this is extremely unlikely.
The next few months will be interesting and important for the team so watch this space.