WALLER, Texas — Santino Ferrucci is back behind the wheel of A.J. Foyt Racing’s No. 14 Sexton Properties Chevrolet this year in the NTT IndyCar Series.
Joining the team last year, Ferrucci drove to a third-place finish in the Indianapolis 500 after starting fourth to give the team its best performance since 2000 when Eliseo Salazar started and finished third in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. The year before, Kenny Brack won the Indy 500 for Foyt. Ferrucci’s performance continued his string of top-10 finishes in the Indy 500 which stands at five.
“I’m super stoked to be back with the team,” said Ferrucci. “It’s really good to start building some continuity with everybody and I think it’s going to improve our results. My expectations for the year are to come out of the gate a lot more prepared than we were last year; working with Penske things are hopefully going to be a lot smoother and I’m looking forward to being back at the Indy 500 again.”
Although the team’s only top-five performance last season came in the Indy 500, Ferrucci managed to secure a berth in IndyCar’s Leaders Circle program when the No. 14 finished 20th in the Entrant Standings (Ferrucci finished 19th in the driver standings). Last year was the first time since 2020 that Ferrucci competed in the entire IndyCar Series season, marking his third full-time season.
“I’m very happy to have Santino back,” Team President Larry Foyt said. “We worked well together, and he brings a good energy to the team. Obviously, we have our eyes set on the Indy 500, but we also had some good pace in other races but didn’t get the results. Together we are focused on moving up in the championship standings and I believe we can achieve that.”
Ferrucci will be joined by sophomore driver Sting Ray Robb who was signed last month to drive the No. 41 Chevrolet.