AJ Foyt Racing are making progress with their various new partnerships after things came together nicely for the team at the Verizon IndyCar Series open test at Gateway Motorsports Park on Tuesday.
The Texas based outfit underwent wholesale changes over the off-season moving from Honda to Chevrolet power and bringing in two new drivers with Conor Daly and Carlos Munoz joining the team replacing Takuma Sato and Jack Hawksworth.
The team have had a tough start to the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season, however Carlos Munoz gave the team something to build on heading into the month of May as last time out at the Phoenix Grand Prix he finished in 10th place.
At the Gateway test, Conor Daly ended both sessions fastest. Speaking following the test, Daly said:
“I like this place, I think it’s really fun. “Turn 1 is super ‘road coursey.’ It’s a real fight getting into the center of it (Turn 1), and with the wind the way it is, it’s obviously a little sketchy on the exit of Turn 2, but, man, I like it
The team have also made new appointments to their engineering and technical departments so it is only natural that this would take time to gel.
The team will also see the benefit from fielding a third car in 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil with Zach Veach joining the team.