AJ Foyt Racing’s Tony Kanaan in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet has fond memories of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, which plays host to round three of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
In 1999, Kanaan scored his first pole position, it is also the scene of AJ Foyt Racing’s last win. Speaking ahead of the race this weekend, the Brazilian commented by saying:
Long Beach is our most prestigious street course and one of the coolest races that we go to during the year. It’s a technical place with different types of pavement, long straightaways and some very tight turns that require a lot from the setup of the car and also from the driver. It’s where I got my first pole-position in Indy car back in 1999 and also where AJ Foyt Racing got their last win, and we’ll be working hard to put the No. 14 ABC Supply Chevy where it deserves.
Verizon IndyCar Series rookie Matheus ‘Matt’ Leist is looking forward to Long Beach saying:
“I’m really excited for the next round, the second street race of the year. The ABC Supply car was very fast in St. Pete. Hopefully, we will have a great car in Long Beach as well. It’s a track and a place I’ve never been to before so I’m pretty excited. We’ll work hard to minimize the problems we had in Phoenix. I think we have a fast car, we just need to concentrate and do a great job in the races.