Legendary Verizon IndyCar Series team owner AJ Foyt has no plans retire anytime soon. The 2016 season was an extremely tough year for AJ Foyt Racing who fielded Takuma Sato and Jack Hawksworth for the entire season along with Alex Tagliani driving in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in May.
Foyt and his son Larry who is team president of of the Texas based outfit have confirmed there will be changes over the winter ahead of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
Paddock Eye reported earlier this week that AJ Foyt Racing will move from Honda picking up Chip Ganassi Racing’s Chevrolet supply of engines as Ganassi moves to Honda for 2017. A move to Chevrolet would potentially help the team to move up the grid next season.
It is likely that both Takuma Sato and Jack Hawksworth will lose their seats at the team with reports suggesting that AJ Foyt Racing are in talks with several drivers including 2015 Indianapolis 500 champion and former Penske driver Juan Pablo Montoya along with Conor Daly.
Despite his recent poor health Foyt 81, has confirmed that he has no intention to retire until such time that AJ Foyt Racing win again.
Takuma Sato and Jack Hawksworth finished the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season in 17th and 20th place respectively.
AJ Foyt Racing’s last win in the Verizon IndyCar Series came courtesy of Takuma Sato at the 2013 Grand Prix of Long Beach.