Foyt replaces Franchitti for Chicago

AJ Foyt IV will replace Dario Franchitti at Andretti Green Racing for this weekend's IRL finale at Chicagoland

Foyt replaces Franchitti for Chicago

The team have issued a statement announcing that Foyt will replace Franchitti because the Scot suffered concussion in a crash at the Goodwood Revival historic meeting in England last weekend.

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

Foyt will be allowed a refresher test on Thursday afternoon, supervised by IndyCar officials, before he races again on Sunday afternoon.

"I'm very excited to have an opportunity like this," Foyt said. "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."

It could mean that Franchitti has driven his last race with AGR. The Scot is currently linked with a return to Champ Car next season.

"It's unfortunate that Dario won't be able to drive, but we're confident that Anthony will do a great job for us," said team boss Michael Andretti. "He's got a lot of natural talent and we're hoping to give him a fast car this weekend."

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