AJ Foyt Racing crew member Marty Armstrong is in charge of preparing, building and maintaining the gearboxes for both of the ABC Supply Chevrolets. Growing up in Germany, Armstrong’s interest in racing began as a youth when his father took him to many different types of auto races.
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TORONTO—They call him “The Ironman” and he proved once again why. Competing in his 295th straight IndyCar race, Tony Kanaan posted his best finish of the season–sixth—in this year’s most physical race yet. His younger competitors were citing it as their toughest race yet and with good reason. Temperatures soared into the low 90s making driving on the bumpy, 11-turn, 1.786-mile street course through Toronto’s Exhibition Place even more draining than usual.
TORONTO—On the streets of Toronto’s Exhibition Place, Matheus ”Matt” Leist posted his best qualifying run in the No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet since the Indianapolis 500. He will start 12th in the Honda Indy Toronto.
Toronto’s Exhibition Place hosts the second-longest operating street course race in the Verizon IndyCar Series. With the inaugural race run in 1986, this year’s race will be the 32nd straight IndyCar race, except for the one-year hiatus in 2008. Only the Long Beach, Calif. street course has hosted more IndyCar races.
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.
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.”