The 25-year-old Connecticut native will reprise his function behind the wheel of the crew’s #14 Chevrolet-powered entry, with Sexton Properties persevering with as the first sponsor.
The 2023 season marked Ferrucci’s first yr with the AJ Foyt Racing, which additionally marked his first full-time drive in IndyCar since 2020.
Though collectively the group ended the yr nineteenth within the standings, there was a burst of potential confirmed after a fourth-place begin was transformed right into a third-place outcome within the Indianapolis 500.
It not solely stands as a career-best end for Ferrucci, who has completed within the prime 10 in all 5 Indy 500 begins, however it gave the organisation its finest outing within the crown jewel occasion since Eliseo Salazar completed third within the 2000 race. The yr prior noticed Kenny Brack victorious within the Indy 500 for Foyt.
“I’m tremendous stoked to be again with the crew,” stated Ferrucci. “It’s actually good to begin constructing some continuity with everyone and I feel it’s going to enhance our outcomes.
“My expectations for the yr are to come back out of the gate much more ready than we have been final yr; working with Penske issues are hopefully going to be loads smoother and I am trying ahead to being again on the Indy 500 once more.”
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Santino Ferrucci, A.J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet
Crew president Larry Foyt added: “I’m very joyful to have Santino again. We labored properly collectively, and he brings an excellent vitality to the crew.
“Clearly, we’ve got our eyes set on the Indy 500, however we additionally had some good tempo in different races however didn’t get the outcomes.
“Collectively we’re centered on shifting up within the championship standings and I imagine we are able to obtain that.”
Ferrucci will likely be joined by sophomore Sting Ray Robb, who was introduced final month as the motive force of the crew’s #41 Chevrolet.
As a rookie in 2023, Robb contested all of the rounds with Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing. He completed a career-best twelfth on the season finale at Laguna Seca.
Previous to IndyCar, Robb got here by improvement ranks that included capturing the 2020 title in USF Professional 2000 (then Indy Professional 2000) with seven wins, 5 poles, 11 podiums and 4 observe data by 17 races.
He went on to complete runner-up for the Indy NXT championship in 2022, incomes one win, eight podiums and two poles in 14 races.
The crew will not be planning to discipline a 3rd automotive for the season, that begins with the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on 10 March.