AJ Foyt Racing team President Larry Foyt says that the oval races look like a lot of fun on the NTT IndyCar Series iRacing Challenge and that he drove a few laps during practice sessions earlier in the inaugural NTT IndyCar Series iRacing Challenge season.
Foyt did say however that he would be restricted in what he does as he has a baby at home so has taken the same view as his driver Charlie Kimball.
It’d probably have to be an oval (laughs). I’m not going to be spending the big money on these sim rigs like a lot of these guys have. My stuff’s very basic so I don’t think I’d be very competitive on a road course. The oval looked like a lot of fun, I’ve gone in and done a little bit of practicing when the guys are racing amd it’s been fun. It takes a lot of time and I think with a baby, I’m a lot like Charlie Kimball, there’s a little too much going on to put the time in to try to beat those guys. Some of them are incredible on iRacing.”
Round five, the penultimate race of the inaugural NTT IndyCar Series iRacing Challenge takes place this weekend with the AutoNation Challenge at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas and is live on NBCSN at 2.30PM ET with commentary from Lee Diffey, Townsend Bell and Paul Tracey.
AJ Foyt Racing will have all three of their drivers on track with Tony Kanaan in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet, Sebastien Bourdais in the No.4 Tresiba Chevrolet and Dalton Kellett in the No.41 K Line Insulators Chevrolet.