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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Foyt Chooses Honda

A.J. Foyt Racing announced today on an INDYCAR teleconference that'll be running Honda engines in 2012.

"I am really looking forward to working with Honda next year,” said team owner A.J. Foyt. “I think they will provide us with the best engines in 2012 because they have the best resources … their facility in California is unbelievable. I was very impressed!

The other thing is that I really enjoy working with the Honda management team. I think they have been very fair and honest with our team and you don’t see that too often in this day and age. When people treat us right, I don’t forget that.”

Foyt became just the third car owner to announce their engine partnership for next season, joining Chip Ganassi Racing on the Honda bandwagon. Roger Penske announced at the Chevrolet press conference late last year that Penske Racing will be running the GM power-plant with the new formula.

“A.J. Foyt is a living legend in American racing, and it’s an honor to announce the continuation of our association in the IZOD IndyCar Series,” said Erik Berkman, president of Honda Performance Development

The next generation Indy Car will take to the track for testing over the next few months.

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