IndyCar veteran Charlie Kimball to run 2 Indianapolis races with A.J. Foyt’s group

IndyCar veteran Charlie Kimball will get back to the series for two races in May with AJ Foyt Racing, the group declared Thursday.

The 35-year-old Californian will attempt to meet all requirements for the Indy Grand Prix on May 15 on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s street course and the Indianapolis 500 on May 30. Kimball, who is diabetic, will drive the No. 11 Chevrolet and will be sponsored by Tresiba, a long-acting insulin.

“I have never run at Indianapolis without Novo Nordisk and to be able to return this year with the support of the legendary A.J. Foyt, Larry Foyt, and everyone at AJ Foyt Racing, will certainly be special,” Kimball said.

Kimball will be Foyt’s third driver, collaborating with Frenchman Sebastien Bourdais and Canadian Dalton Kellett. Kimball has begun the 500 in every one of the previous 10 years, qualifying a career-best 14th in 2012 and 2015. His highest completion was third in 2015 during a five-year span in which he had four top-10 completions.

Kimball has six top-three completions and eight top-fives of every 155 profession IndyCar begins.

“It’s awesome to have Charlie and Novo Nordisk back for the month of May,” team president Larry Foyt said. “They were both great to work with throughout the challenges of 2020, and I’m glad we can continue the program.”

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