Paddock Buzz: Ferrucci Continues Foyt Revival At Indy

Paddock Buzz: Ferrucci Continues Foyt Revival At Indy

For the second consecutive year, Santino Ferrucci put an AJ Foyt Racing car in the Firestone Fast Six. Ferrucci qualified his No. 14 Homes For Our Troops Chevrolet with a four-lap average of 232.692 mph, good enough to wrestle sixth in the 33-car field for the 108th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.

Ferrucci said he could win from there.

“I feel pretty good about it going into Monday (practice),” Ferrucci said.

Last May, Ferrucci qualified fourth and finished third, leading 11 laps, becoming the second AJ Foyt Racing driver this century to lead the “500” in the team’s iconic No. 14 Chevrolet. That jolt sparked a revitalization through the organization that lingered on a sun-drenched Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday.

“It’s so cool to be representing AJ Foyt Racing,” Ferrucci said. “These guys don’t give up, no matter how small you are. It’s all about attention to detail, and that’s all we tell these guys. There’s a process to follow.”

Ferrucci said he’s part of that process. As a driver, he noted he his role is to hit every mark on the track, hit every shift point, every corner apex and more. Everything counts. He trusts the team around him and hopes to make magic May 26 hopeful to score his maiden NTT INDYCAR SERIES win and AJ Foyt Racing’s first “500” victory since Kenny Brack’s in 1999.

“I don’t feel bad about my run,” Ferrucci said. “That’s all I could ask for. We got a pony in the show. That’s the only thing that matters is next Sunday.”

Ferrucci has five top-10 finishes in as many Indianapolis 500 tries, including three top-six results in the last four.

Originally written by Eric Smith for Indycar.