15 January 2003
A.J. Foyt Racing has ended its engine program and will utilize power plants from Evernham Motorsports this season.
Car owner A.J. Foyt said Tuesday using Evernham engines is part of a reorganization that also includes switching from Pontiac to Dodge and using his son, Larry, as the driver of the No. 14 Intrepid.
"I needed to make some changes within my team because I wasn't satisfied with the overall performance," A.J. Foyt said. "We had some good races, but we never found the consistency we needed to stay in the top positions."
Larry Foyt spent the past two seasons in the Busch Series, posting just two top-10 finishes in that time.
"At times I had some doubts about keeping my head above water," Larry Foyt said. "But I got through it and I'm stronger and smarter for it, as a driver and a businessman."