IRL: Foyt IV named by AGR for Chicagoland race

A.J. Foyt IV to Drive Klein Tools/Canadian Club Car for Andretti Green Racing in IndyCar Series Finale INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Sept. 5, 2006) - Andretti Green Racing announced today that A.J. Foyt IV will drive the ...

A.J. Foyt IV to Drive Klein Tools/Canadian Club Car for Andretti Green Racing in IndyCar Series Finale

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Sept. 5, 2006) - Andretti Green Racing announced today that A.J. Foyt IV will drive the #27 Klein Tools/Canadian Club Dallara/Honda/Firestone in the final race of the 2006 IndyCar Series season Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway.

Foyt IV will replace Dario Franchitti, who sustained a concussion Friday during a qualifying session for the Goodwood Revival at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in Goodwood, England.

Sunday's race will mark the 48th IndyCar start of Foyt's career and the first since last October at California Speedway.

Foyt will participate in a refresher test behind the wheel of the Klein Tools/Canadian Club car on Thursday afternoon at Chicagoland Speedway under the supervision of IndyCar Series officials.

A.J. Foyt IV on the Peak Antifreeze Indy 300:
"I'm very excited to have an opportunity like this to drive the Klein Tools/Canadian Club car for Andretti Green. It's obviously a great race team and should be a very competitive car on Sunday. We're going to be able to do this at a place where I've got a lot of laps and I expect to have a good, strong weekend."

Michael Andretti, Chief Executive Officer, Andretti Green Racing: "We're looking forward to having Anthony in the Klein Tools/Canadian Club car this weekend. It's unfortunate that Dario won't be able to drive, but we're confident that Anthony will do a great job for us. He's got a lot of natural talent and we're hoping to give him a fast car this weekend."

-credit: agr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Michael Andretti , A.J. Foyt IV , Dario Franchitti