Latest A.J. Foyt News

IndyCar's Karam, Daly eager to prove themselves at Iowa

Jul. 18, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — At just 20, Sage Karam had already landed his dream gig with a seat in Chip Ganassi Racing's powerhouse IndyCar program. Four years later, Karam is hoping to prove that he deserves another shot at a full-time seat in the series. Karam and fellow American Conor Daly will fill in for...

Sato over 220 mph to get IndyCar Series pole at Texas

Jun. 7, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Takuma Sato went over 220 mph in qualifying Friday to earn the pole for the IndyCar Series race at Texas. Sato got his ninth career pole with a two-lap qualifying average of 220.250 mph on the high-speed 1½-mile oval. The Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver, who is fifth in...

Dixon wins Detroit Grand Prix after Queen Elizabeth II honor

Jun. 2, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Scott Dixon has had a lot of memorable days as a five-time IndyCar season champion. There's a good chance, though, it will be easy for him to remember what happened Sunday. Dixon won the Detroit Grand Prix, his first victory of the year and 45th of his career, just hours after being honored...

Today in History

May. 29, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 29, the 149th day of 2019. There are 216 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 29, 1953, Mount Everest was conquered as Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tensing Norgay of Nepal became the first climbers to reach the summit. On this date: In 1765,...

Daly hopes strong Indy 500 performance leads to more racing

May. 26, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Conor Daly needed a solid Indianapolis 500 result to help jump-start his IndyCar career. A top-10 finish can't hurt — and it might even lead to some more work this season. The 27-year-old American stayed near the lead pack through most of Sunday's race before a surprise ruling...

Guthrie's barrier-breaking career celebrated in ESPN film

May. 25, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Janet Guthrie did not receive a warm reception when she arrived at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 43 years ago. The former aerospace engineer had become a race car driver — unheard of during her era — and Guthrie wanted a spot in the Indianapolis 500, the biggest race in the...

Indy 500 takes spotlight for IndyCar Series on an uptick

May. 25, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 was once considered one of the top sporting events of the year, an iconic, milk-drenched staple of Memorial Day weekend filled with patriotism and nostalgia, triumph and despair. It is nearly impossible to maintain reverential status for 103 years, and the Indy 500,...

Kanaan expects most competitive Indy 500 in his 18 years

May. 24, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tony Kanaan anticipates the most competitive Indianapolis 500 in his 18 years in the race. In other words, Kanaan will need all the speed he finally found Friday. Kanaan turned a quick lap of 225.517 mph to top the charts in final practice for Sunday's running of "The Greatest Spectacle...

The Latest: Schmidt Peterson wins pit stop challenge

May. 24, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Marcus Ericsson and his Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team beat Scott Dixon and Chip Ganassi Racing in the best-of-three final to win the annual pit stop challenge on Carb Day at Indianapolis. It's...

The Latest: Floyd honored by Dreyer & Reinbold team

May. 23, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest from media day for Sunday's Indianapolis 500 (all times local): 5 p.m. Four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt has been given the Pop Dreyer Legends Award from the Dreyer & Reinbold racing team in honor of his contributions to motorsports and the community. Foyt made his race...