Foyt Looks Ahead to Homestead
posted 6 November 2004
Larry Foyt is looking ahead to Homestead-Miami Speedway where he will compete in the final event of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driving for the BAM Racing team.
Foyt, who failed to qualify the CLR/BAM Racing Dodge at Atlanta Motor Speedway last weekend, will test at Homestead-Miami Speedway prior to his next NASCAR Nextel Cup attempt. “We were thrashing again at the racetrack,” said Foyt. “We all agreed that we can’t just show up and expect to get in the show. We really need to test first.”
Foyt will test at the 1.5-mile oval where he had his best start and finish in NASCAR’s premier series last year when he qualified 12th and finished 16th driving for his father’s team. For this test, plans are in place to hire a veteran crew chief, who should be able to jumpstart this year’s effort.
“I’m glad that team owners Beth Ann and Tony [Morgenthau] understand that we really need to get some testing in,” said Foyt. “They’ve come up with a plan that should give us a better shot at making the show.”
Foyt will also do some research and development testing for Evernham Motorsports before the year is out.