The Britain-born California-raised 36-year-old competed for the IndyCar legend’s staff full-time in 2020, whereas this yr he raced on the Indianapolis highway course in Could within the Tresiba-backed #11 automobile. He then suffered an agonising near-miss in trying to qualify for this yr’s Indianapolis 500.
“I can not wait to get again behind the wheel of an AJ Foyt Indy automobile largely as a result of I really like racing,” stated Kimball, who has confirmed to be a perceptive knowledgeable commentator with Kevin Lee on Peacock livestreaming for Indy Lights races this yr. “I’m additionally excited to race on behalf of my long-time sponsor Novo Nordisk another time this season at one in every of my favorite races.
“Working with the staff at AJ Foyt Racing, each out and in of the cockpit, has been very rewarding and I stay up for persevering with that work in Lengthy Seashore.”
Charlie Kimball, A.J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet
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Larry Foyt, staff president, commented: “We’re very glad to have Charlie and Novo Nordisk again for the season finale. Lengthy Seashore is such an excellent race for the NTT IndyCar Collection, and I am glad we may put this occasion collectively for Charlie and Novo Nordisk as a result of they’ve been nice companions of our staff.
“They’ve touched many lives and impressed many race followers by the motorsports platform, and I’m honored that our staff was capable of be a small a part of that.”
Kimball, who grew up in Camarillo, Calif., final competed at Lengthy Seashore in 2018, driving a Carlin-Chevrolet to 10th.
“Lengthy Seashore is my favourite occasion outdoors of the Indy 500,” he stated. “I spent my childhood coming to this race and dreaming about being on the opposite aspect of the fence.
“The possibility to compete at this observe, so near my hometown, three and a half years since my final time behind the wheel there was one in every of my largest private motivators.”
Kimball completed second in an Indy Lights race at Lengthy Seashore in 2010. His IndyCar résumé features a win (Mid-Ohio 2013 for Chip Ganassi Racing) in addition to 5 different podium finishes and a pole place (additionally all for Ganassi).