NEWTON, Iowa —These are the races that try men’s souls. From the start of the weekend, A.J. Foyt’s team was struggling at Iowa Speedway, the superfast 7/8-mile banked bullring of a track that brings out the best and worst in teams – sometimes at the same time.
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NEWTON, Iowa – Iowa Speedway, the ‘fastest-feeling’ track in the Verizon IndyCar Series, is proving to be even more challenging than usual with the universal aero kit which substantially reduced the downforce on the Dallaras this year.
Eric Cowdin is the Technical Director of AJ Foyt Racing and serves as Tony Kanaan’s race engineer on the No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet. Following are his thoughts as we head to Iowa Speedway, a banked 7/8-mile oval in Newton, 30 miles east of Des Moines.
ELKHART LAKE, Wis.—A swing and a miss. Decisions made with the best of intentions did not work out as planned which resulted in the drivers having a tough day in the cockpit. Adding to the troubles, the team chose a strategy for Tony Kanaan that to truly succeed needed a full course caution and the race ran caution-free for the first time since 2000.
ELKHART LAKE, Wis.—A.J Foyt’s team will have its work cut out for them in tomorrow’s Kohler Grand Prix at the picturesque Road America, a four-mile road course in eastern Wisconsin.
MATHEUS “MATT” LEIST on Road America: “Road America is a pretty cool track. It is one of my favorite tracks in the world and my favorite track in the U.S. Last year I had a great weekend there in Indy Lights winning the first race [of two] as well as the pole position.”
FORT WORTH – Despite the high hopes coming into the DXC Technology 600, the race at Texas Motor Speedway was over before it really began for A.J. Foyt’s ABC Supply team. Matheus ‘Matt’ Leist started 19th and began working his way through the field when he slowed in Turn 2.
FORT WORTH – At the home track of his boss A.J. Foyt, Tony Kanaan has made Texas Motor Speedway his own. In 18 starts, he has finished on the podium nine times! Kanaan will start sixth in the DXC Technology 600km tomorrow night in his 19th start here.
Larry Foyt is the President of AJ Foyt Racing and also serves as the race strategist for rookie Matheus Leist. A graduate of Texas Christian University, Foyt called Fort Worth home for four years as he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Communications in 2000. Following are his thoughts on racing at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend.
DETROIT – “Great day for us. I had to redeem myself for this morning,” Tony Kanaan said after driving his No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet from 22nd to seventh in Race 2 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Sunday afternoon on Belle Isle.