AJ Foyt Racing team President Larry Foyt said that it wasn’t the way they wanted Tony Kanaaj to end his TKLastLap on Sunday in race 2 of the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 doubleheader after the Brazilian came home in 19th place which is where he started.
After 23 years, 383 race starts, one championship and an Indianapolis 500 win, Tony Kanaan’s involvement in the NTT IndyCar Series (for the moment at least) came to an end.
The Brazilian who ended race one of the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 on Saturday inside the top ten in ninth place said following the race on Sunday that it wasn’t how he he wanted to end TKLastLap as although there were fans at the track they didn’t have the access they deserve.
The Brazilian said that he does not have anything in place for next season at the moment but the 45 year old is hopeful and so are his sponsors that they can get him a partial programme for 2021.
Speaking following the race, Larry Foyt said:
Race 2 wasn’t what we wanted, but unfortunately it was a true track position race. Starting near the back, it was next to impossible to get toward the front where we wanted to be. Both teams were great in the pits all weekend and the drivers drove hard, but we couldn’t improve as much as race 1. It was emotional near the start as the team thanked Tony and sent him off for what may be his last race in INDYCAR. I hope it isn’t, but we will see. I have enjoyed being a part of his career and whatever his future holds, I wish him all the best and much success.”