According to Connecticut Honda Dealerships, IndyCar’s career leader, A.J. Foyt, will continue to use engines from Honda for the 2012 season. It’s the first time since 2005 that IndyCar owners have had the the choice of engines, but Foyt looks forward to continuing his relationship with Honda Performance Development (HPD).
“The people at Honda have been very good to us through the years and when I asked them a question, they always answered honestly,” Foyt said during Tuesday’s conference call with reporters. “So you want to stay with people who are truthful with you. I did talk to Chevy and they have been very good to us through the years, too, but we have to find a way to get back to Victory Circle.”
Honda Richardson told us that Foyt wanted an engine that could withstand the toughest racing conditions and one that would remain extremely reliable. Selecting a Honda engine was therefore a natural choice.
“I am really looking forward to working with Honda next year,” said Foyt. “I think they will provide us with the best engines in 2012 because they have the best resources … their facility in California is unbelievable. I was very impressed!
Honda Dealer Arlington pointed out that A.J. Foyt still holds IndyCar records for most wins, most wins in a season, and he was the first of the three four-time Indy 500 winners. Foyt does whatever it takes to win, and he believes that working with Honda will put him in Victory Lane.
“In all honesty, we’re proud to be one of the Honda teams as competition among the engine manufacturers returns next year. I strongly believe we can contribute to their efforts, and since they are partnering with us, I think they believe it, too.”