The workforce has labored onerous to exchange the ROKiT sponsorship because it disappeared from the #14 and #11 automobiles following the eighth spherical of the season at Highway America. The shortfall in funding has meant legendary workforce proprietor AJ Foyt and son Larry, workforce president, have needed to placed on ice the #11 automobile which was raced by Tatiana Caleron on street and road programs and by JR Hildebrand on ovals.
In the meantime the #14 raced full-time by 2021 Indy Lights champion Kyle Kirkwood has been working with former affiliate sponsor Sexton Properties as major sponsor for the latest six rounds of the season.
As we speak the workforce revealed that the Bommarito Automotive Group, which has sponsored the IndyCar race at Gateway for the reason that sequence returned to the quick oval after a 16-year hiatus, has signed as “major advertising and marketing associate” of AJ Foyt Racing’s No. 14 Chevrolet for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Broad Know-how Raceway August 19-20. Insurgent Bourbon will function an affiliate sponsor.
Foyt’s automobiles have run nicely on the 1.25-mile oval in recent times, with fifth locations for Conor Daly and Sebastien Bourdais in 2017 and 2021 respectively, and third place in 2019 for Tony Kanaan.
“We’re honored to be part of bringing the NTT IndyCar Collection to the St. Louis area,” stated John Bommarito, president of Bommarito Automotive Group. “Due to the assist of race followers throughout the nation, we’ve demonstrated that while you win on the weekend it generates gross sales Monday.
“As an iconic model right here within the St. Louis market and promoting autos nationwide, the Bommarito Automotive Group couldn’t be extra proud to adorn the long-lasting AJ Foyt Racing #14 Chevy, pushed by Kyle Kirkwood, for the sixth annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 proper right here in our personal hometown. Bommarito and A.J. “Tremendous Tex” Foyt, collectively making historical past.”
Each Kirkwood and teammate within the Ok-Line automobile, Dalton Kellett, can be amongst these testing at World Broad Know-how Raceway on Thursday.