AJ Foyt Racing announced on Thursday that Charlie Kimball will drive the No.11 Tresiba Chevrolet for the season-ending Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. The Californian who drove full-time for the team in 2020 had a best finish for them of eighth place at the season-ending Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg while his most recent outing for the team was the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis where he finished in 22nd place.
Speaking about today’s announcement, Kimball said:
“I cannot wait to get back behind the wheel of an AJ Foyt Indy car mostly because I love racing. “I am also excited to race on behalf of my long-time sponsor Novo Nordisk one more time this season at one of my favorite races. Working with the team at AJ Foyt Racing, both in and out of the cockpit, has been very rewarding and I look forward to continuing that work in Long Beach.”
President of AJ Foyt Racing, Larry Foyt commented saying:
“We are very happy to have Charlie and Novo Nordisk back for the season finale. Long Beach is such a great race for the NTT INDYCAR Series, and I’m glad we could put this event together for Charlie and Novo Nordisk because they have been great partners of our team. They have touched many lives and inspired many race fans through the motorsports platform, and I’m honored that our team was able to be a small part of that.
The IndyCar races in California were canceled last season so there is an added feeling of excitement for Kimball this year and he will be hoping that he and his teammate’s Sebastian Bourdais and Dalton Kellett can end the season on a high note.
“Long Beach is my favorite event outside of the Indy 500 – I spent my childhood coming to this race
and dreaming about being on the other side of the fence. “The chance to compete at this track, so close to my hometown, three and a half years since my last time behind the wheel there has been one of my biggest personal motivators.”