IRL: Kentucky: Foyt Racing preview

Jeff Bucknum: ABC Supply No. 14 Dallara/Honda/Firestone Jeff Bucknum on Kentucky: "I've looked at some films of the races there and it looks like it has a couple grooves so the cars can run side by side. I think the experience I gained at ...

Jeff Bucknum: ABC Supply No. 14 Dallara/Honda/Firestone

Jeff Bucknum on Kentucky: "I've looked at some films of the races there and it looks like it has a couple grooves so the cars can run side by side. I think the experience I gained at Michigan will help quite a bit. I felt great leaving Michigan because of all the stuff that I learned about drafting and running in traffic. It helped build my confidence and it gives our team some momentum going into this race. I'm really excited about this weekend. "

The learning continues: Bucknum has competed in six oval track races on five different tracks. The Kentucky Speedway will be his sixth different track and his second 1.5 mile track. However, his first 1.5 mile speedway was the Twin Ring Motegi oval in Japan which has a different configuration and slightly less banking than the Kentucky tri-oval.

A.J. Foyt on Sarah Fisher's Return to IndyCars: "I think it's good to have her back. I think she ran some great races at tracks that were hard to run like Homestead and Nazareth. She beat my driver at Homestead and I let him know about it too. She didn't have the same equipment that a lot of the others had but she did a helluva job with what she had. I've always liked her and I'm glad to hear she'll be back."

Past performance at Kentucky: Last year the team posted its best start (12th) with A.J. Foyt IV driving since the inaugural race in 2000 when the team started second with Eliseo Salazar and fifth with Jeff Ward. Foyt IV's ninth place finish last year was a career best for him and was the team's best since Donnie Beechler's finish in 2001.

-credit: www.foytracing.com

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Sarah Fisher , Eliseo Salazar , Jeff Ward , A.J. Foyt IV , Jeff Bucknum , A.J. Foyt