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Matheus Leist confirmed for IndyCar graduation with Foyt

Matheus Leist confirmed for IndyCar graduation with Foyt

IndyCar
Brazilian Matheus Leist has been confirmed to step up to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2018 with A.J. Foyt Enterprises in the team’s No. 4 ABC Supply Co. Chevrolet. Leist won three races in his maiden season of Indy Lights, the Freedom 100 in Indianapolis, Road America and Iowa, and finished fourth in the championship with Carlin after winning the British F3 title in 2016. The teenager struggled a bit with inconsistency throughout his first year but he made a decent impression on the series. He also enjoyed his first IndyCar test with Andretti Autosport at Road America in June, driving Alexander Rossi’s No. 98 Honda. Leist joins countryman Tony Kanaan in Foyt’s latest reset lineup, with the team now running its third pair of drivers in as many years. Takuma Sato and Jack Hawkswo
Tony Kanaan to drive for AJ Foyt in IndyCar next season

Tony Kanaan to drive for AJ Foyt in IndyCar next season

IndyCar
AJ Foyt has hired an Indianapolis 500 winner to drive fulltime in IndyCar for the first time since he started his own team. Tony Kanaan will drive Foyt's flagship No. 14 Chevrolet next year, which will make him the first Indy 500 winner besides Foyt to drive a full season for the team. Foyt owned the team when he won his third and fourth Indianapolis 500s. Kanaan is 42 and just celebrated his 20th season in IndyCar. He won the Indianapolis 500 in 2013 and the IndyCar title in 2004. ''We've talked to Tony for the last couple of years and I'm just glad we were able to put something together because I know he wants to win as bad as we do,'' Foyt said. ''I think he still has two or three good years in him. He's always been a hard charger and I like somebody who wants to charge hard....
Public clashes over future of Detroit Grand Prix

Public clashes over future of Detroit Grand Prix

Detroit Grand Prix, IndyCar
State officials are deciding whether to continue hosting the Detroit Grand Prix on Belle Isle, a state park and island that opponents say is negatively impacted by the annual event. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is considering whether to allow the race to continue after its current five-year contract expires after the 2018 race. The department held a public meeting Wednesday at the Belle Isle Nature Center to gather feedback. Dozens of residents attended. Opponents voiced concerns about the race's environmental impact. Several conservation groups have requested a third-party environmental impact study on how the race affects island habitat. ''We've already determined that people who use the park do not want this race in the park. Something is wrong here,'' said...