AJ Foyt Racing team president Larry Foyt says it is really great to have Charlie Kimball returning to the outfit for the Month of May with the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on May 30.
It was announced on Thursday that Charlie Kimball will return to the team for the month of May alongside full time drivers, Sebastien Bourdais and Dalton Kellett and that will be an advantage for the outfit.
Foyt has confirmed that the team are focused on the month of May with their three drivers and would not be drawn on the potential of the team moving to a three car full-time effort for the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season. Speaking about Kimball’s return to the team, Foyt said:
Very happy. Thank you. It’s a great announcement for us. We all know what a challenging year 2020 was. Charlie was awesome to work with. We know he runs great at the Speedway. Really glad we’re able to run the GP running up to the Speedway, get that team clicking, ready to go into May. I know Charlie feels like he’s got unfinished business there.
I’m really excited to be rolling into Indianapolis with three guys we know. I feel like that gives you kind of a bit of a head start going into that because even as much practice as we have there, it tends to go pretty quickly. You never know what’s weather is going to do. There are a lot of unknowns. To have Charlie back onboard with Novo Nordisk and Tresiba is really great for A.J. Foyt Racing.
Kimball says that he is looking at his options to add other races to his schedule for the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season which gets underway on April 18th with the IndyCar Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park.