Foyt IV rejoins family team
4 June 2009 – A.J. Foyt IV will be taking to wheel of his family's car once again at this weekend's round in Texas. Currently only scheduled to be driving for one race, Foyt IV makes his return to the IndyCar Series - having latest competed in 2005 - as new replacement for Vitor Meira.
"I'm excited to get the opportunity to run another race," said Foyt, who takes over from Paul Tracy. "I really like the track, and not just because it's in Texas; it suits my style, it's fast and the racing is close - hopefully we get the result we're looking for."
Having first driven in IRL in 2003, Texas will mark the 48th race on the driver's CV. Meantime, his replacement Team 3G will be Jacques Lazier. "I am really looking forward to rejoining the IndyCar Series," he said. "I have been talking with Greg (Beck) and Steve (Sudler, team co-owner) since Indy and I feel really comfortable with where the team is headed."