AJ Foyt Racing Team President Larry Foyt says that the outfit needed the result that they got at the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway where Sebastien Bourdais in the No.14 ROKiT Chevrolet let the race and came home in fifth place giving the team a much-needed boost. Speaking following the event, Foyt said:
It feels great for the whole team. “We really needed this. Just been down on our luck for the past couple months but everybody just kept their heads down. Even though we didn’t qualify great here, the strategy finally worked in our favor and we were able to get a top-five with Seb and Dalton had a great race and just missed the top 10 and finished 12th. For the team it was just a really solid night and it gives us some nice momentum going into the west coast swing.”
Sebastien Bourdais in the No.14 ROKiT Chevrolet came from 18th place on the grid to finish the race in fifth place and ran up front all night long leading the event during pit-stop cycles and speaking following the race he said:
“Well pretty solid day for the ROKiT Chevrolet No. 14 here with AJ Foyt Racing. “Obviously World Wide Technology Raceway has been not a very happy place for me – didn’t finish a lap in 2019 and ended up in the fence. But tonight we got out a top 5 after a very hard fought race. The guys did a really good job in the pits and we didn’t make any mistakes on track, so really happy about the outcome from 18th, that’s a solid day, and looking forward to the end of the season.”
Dalton Kellett in the No.4 K-Line Insulator Chevrolet had a fantastic race coming from 24th on the grid to finish the race just outside the top ten in 12th place and speaking following the action he commented saying:
Great race for the No 4 Kline Insulators USA Team Chevy. “That was one of those days that keeps us coming back. We’ve had an up and down year, mostly on the downside but this is our best result of the season so far. Really happy with how the guys performed in pitlane, gave me great stops, making jumps in pitlane and making passes on track. Overall, really happy with how it shook out. It was a good race, the car’s balance felt really good. As the temperatures went down, it just felt more and more connected throughout the corner compared to earlier in the day when the temperatures were hotter. Long physical race, we had our work cut out for us, but we managed to execute on everything, just kept driving every lap and kept moving forward. We’ll take some of this momentum into the West Coast swing.