AJ Foyt Racing’s Tony Kanaan in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet heads to the Detroit double header hoping to bounce back from a disappointing Indianapolis 500 last time out.
The 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner did a fantastic job during the race on Sunday, leading the race before he was forced to retire from the race after hitting the wall.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s event in Detroit, Kanaan commented by saying:
Good memories from Detroit, I won my first race there in the Indy Lights Series, actually won two races in Indy Lights [1996-97] and won the IndyCar race there . Bumpy track, a doubleheader, very difficult weekend physically and especially so after a stressful month in Indy. I’m looking forward to it. We’re coming with a great momentum in the team so we’ll work to keep it going.
Matheus ‘Matt’ Leist has never raced in Detroit before but is used to the race format from his time in the Indy Lights championship.
Speaking ahead of the race this weekend he said:
First of all, I’ve never been there so we are going to do the sim tomorrow to do some preparation for the race and I think we’ve been pretty strong on the street courses so far so I think the team might have a pretty good setup for Detroit too. It looks like a pretty tricky track, pretty bumpy. I think everyone is starting to get a little bit closer to each other after all the races that we’ve been done so I’m looking forward to a great race and finishing in the top 10.” (About racing a doubleheader): “I think it’s going to be just the same as Indy Lights, of course, the races are longer but it’s still pretty much the same format as the Indy Lights races. Since I started racing single-seaters, it’s been like this, two races a weekend, sometimes three races, so I think it’s going to be okay and I’m excited.”