AJ Foyt Racing’s Charlie Kimball, driver of the No.11 Tresiba Chevrolet says that he hopes to compete in other races on the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series schedule along with the Indianapolis 500 and GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis in May.
Speaking to Paddock Eye during Media Day, the Californian said that he hopes to add Portland, Laguna Seca and the season-ending Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach to his existing schedule. Kimball said:
Trying to, absolutely. Like I said before, I have helmet, will travel. There are a few races that last year I didn’t get the opportunity to do because of the pandemic and didn’t do in 2019 because of my schedule of races. Highest among them is probably Long Beach, then Laguna and Portland. Those West Coast races are pretty close to home and special to me.
If there’s a way to put together a package for one or two or three of those, I’ll definitely do that. I’ve talked with Larry a little bit about it, Scott, the team manager about it, how it would look at that point.
Toronto is another race we didn’t get to last year in a full-time schedule that I always love racing north of the border.
Kimball spoke to us about his expectations for AJ Foyt Racing this season following strong winter testing form:
I think we had really good cars by the end of the road course events. If it was the Harvest Grand Prix or the Indy GP in July. Temperatures will all be a little different in the beginning of May than they were on July 4th when we raced there last year.
Pretty good cars for the Indy 500 last year in August. Kind of the nice thing about the 500 being in August, there hasn’t been too much time for development, but the time there has been, the team has been really efficient in taking those steps forward.
I know that Team Chevy has been working hard across the winter. I have a lot of confidence heading into both configurations of racetracks at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway when I’ll be behind the wheel.