It’s the beginning of a new era for Verizon IndyCar Series team AJ Foyt Racing. On Tuesday the Texas based outfit confirmed that they have made the switch from Honda to Chevrolet power from the 2017 season onwards.
Speaking about the new partnership with Chevrolet, AJ Foyt Racing team president Larry Foyt commented by saying:
I am looking forward to what will be a new chapter for us that involves returning to an old friend in Chevrolet. There are a lot of changes happening within our team this off season and I won’t minimize the challenges, but I see a lot of potential with our plan.
Director of Chevrolet Motorsports Competition, Mark Kent commented on the new partnership by saying:
We are pleased to welcome AJ Foyt Racing to the Chevrolet IndyCar program. Chevrolet and Foyt both have long histories in IndyCar racing, including prior opportunities to work together. We look forward to renewing the partnership and a strong start to the 2017 season.
AJ Foyt Racing join Team Penske and Ed Carpenter Racing at Chevrolet. It is also a coup for Chevrolet who lost Chip Ganassi Racing to Honda over the winter. Speaking about the new relationship with Chevrolet, AJ Foyt commented by saying:
I’m glad to be back with Chevy. “I’ve had a lot of success with them in the past and I’m looking forward to more success in the future.
Chevrolet is not the only change for Foyt this year as they have signed two new drivers for 2017 with Carlos Munoz leading the team in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet based out of Texas and Conor Daly returning to the team who gave him his Verizon IndyCar Series debut at the 2013 Indianapolis 500 driving the No.4 ABC Supply Chevrolet based out of Indianapolis.
The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season gets underway with the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg which takes place from March 10-12 visit http://gpstpete.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=126&Itemid=175 for ticket information.