It’s official! As reported by Paddock Eye on Tuesday, former Chip Ganassi Racing driver Charlie Kimball will make his full time return to the NTT IndyCar Series in 2020 with AJ Foyt Racing the team announced on Wednesday.
Speaking about the news, Kimball, who spent the last two seasons with Carlin commented saying:
I’m excited and honored to join AJ Foyt Racing and be a part of a team that has such deep roots in history at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar. “Continuing the partnership with Novo Nordisk is also special since they have been an integral part of my career since I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I’m more motivated than ever to work with the team to succeed at every IndyCar race in 2020. Thank you to AJ Foyt Racing, Novo Nordisk and our other partners for this opportunity.”
Kimball will drive the No.4 NovoNordisk sponsored Chevrolet and speaking about the announcement AJ Foyt Racing team president Larry Foyt said:
Charlie brings a great deal of experience and skill to the team. “He is motivated to show what he can do behind the wheel, and his recent experience of helping develop cars will be beneficial as we work to get the 4 car moving up the grid. Novo Nordisk has been a long-time supporter of Charlie and IndyCar. We want to welcome them to AJ Foyt Racing and we look forward to joining them in their effort to increase the awareness of diabetes.
Brian Hilberdink, Senior Vice President of commercial diabetes with NovoNordisk said:
We are proud to continue our long-term partnership with Charlie Kimball and look forward to an exciting 2020 IndyCar season with the legendary AJ Foyt Racing. “For more than a decade, we’ve utilized our involvement in IndyCar to share Charlie’s inspiring journey living with diabetes through the Race with Insulin initiative. Charlie is one of the most active ambassadors in the diabetes community and his passion and commitment to making a difference in the lives of those who are living with diabetes is unwavering. We look forward to continuing this tradition with AJ Foyt Racing, Charlie and the diabetes community throughout the IndyCar season