AJ Foyt Racing’s Charlie Kimball in the No.4 Tresiba Chevrolet says he is looking forward to starting the new NTT IndyCar Series season this weekend in St Petersburg.
Speaking ahead of the race this weekend, the Californian said:
“I can’t wait to get the 2020 season started at St. Pete with AJ Foyt Racing. A new season always inspires new opportunities, and I feel great about the opportunities this year. I’m proud to start a 12th season with Novo Nordisk, and look forward to their support all year long.”
Kimball’s new team mate Srbastien Bourdais is looking forward to Racing at home this weekend saying:
“The greatest thing is that you get to race at home. There is nothing quite like it. I get to do it twice a year-at Le Mans and here in St. Pete. It’s always nice when you can race in an environment where you have friends and family around. The track itself has been a bit of a love-hate relationship, to be honest. The first year I was on pole and really should have won that race plain, straight, simple and we got caught out on strategy. I tried to make up for it and I crashed the car doing so and that was a bit of a heartbreak. After that, we never were in a position where it seemed to work out. We were fast but never quite making it happen and then in ’17 and ’18, the race came to us so that was great. It’s a pretty challenging track and it’s one of the longest races of the year and it’s the first race of the season. Physically it’s always a very tough one. I think that stands out as a characteristic of the event plus it is a little Monaco. It’s really pretty and when you look at the aerial shots, it looks like Monaco without the elevation change. It’s our Monaco in INDYCAR I guess.”