IndyCar Series Confirms 2014 TV Schedule

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 3, 2013) -- The 2014 IndyCar Series television schedule will feature three weekends of ABC coverage at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including the network's 50th consecutive telecast of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on Sunday, May 25. NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will televise 13 races, including 11 in a row that culminates with the season finale on Labor Day weekend at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.

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The complete 2014 IndyCar Series schedule was released today in conjunction with broadcast partners ABC and NBCSN. ABC will broadcast five races as well as Indianapolis 500 qualifying on Saturday, May 17, and Sunday, May 18. NBCSN will televise two early season races and resume telecasts with the annual Saturday night race June 7 at Texas Motor Speedway.

May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has a new look and will feature the first IndyCar Series road race at the iconic facility, the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, on Saturday, May 10. ABC will televise the race beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET. The following weekend, ABC will televise Indianapolis 500 qualifications from 4-6 p.m. Saturday and 1-3 p.m. Sunday. ABC's telecast of the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race will begin at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, May 25. The event will continue one of the longest-running relationships between a television network and a sporting event.

"With the debut of the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, the intensity of qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 and the 'Greatest Spectacle in Racing,' ABC is the destination to tune in for our three big weekends of competition in May," said Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., the parent company of INDYCAR.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

We at A.J. Foyt Racing extend our best wishes to everyone for a very Happy Thanksgiving. As families and friends gather to celebrate this very American holiday, it is an opportunity to give thanks for all that we have and to show kindness and generosity to those less fortunate. If you are cooking the big bird at home or traveling to someone else’s home, we hope everyone has a safe holiday! Happy Thanksgiving y’all!

A.J. Foyt on Dario Franchitti's announcement of his retirement from driving Indy cars:

“I think Dario’s been a great race driver, he’s a fine gentleman and he’s been a great asset to IndyCar racing. If the doctors tell him he should quit then he should listen to them. I’m the opposite and never would listen, but I probably would have been a lot better off if I did. But Dario’s won a lot of races and championships so he has a lot to be proud of. My hat’s off to him.”

2013 Season Review

With the 2013 season now in the record books, it is time to review the highlights of the ABC Supply/AJ Foyt Racing team!

When ex-Formula One driver Takuma Sato of Tokyo, Japan joined the team, the news surprised nearly everyone in the IndyCar paddock, especially several seasoned media personalities who questioned the decision. Those questions were quickly put to rest as Sato consistently emerged as one of the fastest drivers in pre-season testing and then confirming those results by qualifying second in the season opener in St. Petersburg.

Two races later, Sato scored his first IndyCar victory in the prestigious Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, turning in a flawless drive which was complemented by equally flawless work in the pits. Next stop was Sao Paulo, Brazil wherein the team was one corner away from scoring a second straight victory. The runner-up finish vaulted Sato and the team into the IndyCar points lead as they headed to Indianapolis.

IndyCar.com Highlights Our Team

In advance of the upcoming Shell/Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston, IndyCar.com editor Dave Lewandowski visited the AJ Foyt Racing shop in Waller, Texas in mid-September. That visit inspired several stories and a visual tour of the AJ Foyt Racing shop. To check it out, please click on this link: http://www.indycar.com/News/2013/09/9-29-A-visit-with-AJ-Foyt