AJ Foyt Racing will have an all-new line-up for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season after signing Carlos Muñoz and Conor Daly to replace Takuma Sato and Jack Hawksworth.
Muñoz switches to Foyt after three full seasons with Andretti Autosport, where he took one race victory in Detroit back in 2015, while he has also finished second twice at the Indianapolis 500 in 2013 and 2016.
“I am really excited about this new chapter in my professional career,” said Muñoz. “I’m looking forward to driving the No. 14 car, which has so much history, and working with Larry and his dad A.J., who is a legend in auto racing.
“One of my main goals is to be an Indy 500 champion and I know they want to win another one so hopefully we can do it together. It is a whole new package for AJ Foyt Racing in 2017 plus the team is adding some new personnel, and we will be pushing hard to be competitive every time out. I can’t wait to get started.”
Daly raced for Dale Coyne Racing in his rookie campaign in 2015 and took his best finish of second in Detroit, and is looking to build on that campaign with the team that gave him his maiden IndyCar start back at the 2013 Indianapolis 500.
“I am thrilled to be reunited with AJ Foyt Racing for the 2017 Verizon Indycar Series season,” insisted Daly. “A.J. and Larry were the ones who gave me my first chance at not only getting in an IndyCar for a test at Sebring but also the greatest race in the world, the Indianapolis 500 in 2013.
“Now we get an opportunity to compete as a team for the full season and I couldn’t be happier. It will also be very special to me as an American to be in a red, white and blue ABC Supply machine. This will be a great opportunity for me to continue building my IndyCar career and I can’t thank A.J., Larry and ABC Supply Company enough for believing in a young American to deliver for them.”
The driver line-up completes a busy off season for AJ Foyt Racing, having switched over from Honda power to Chevrolet, while ABC Supply has renewed their primary sponsor deal for a further two years.