Kimball to run 2 Indy races with Foyt’s team

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INDIANAPOLIS — IndyCar veteran Charlie Kimball will return to the series for two races in May with AJ Foyt Racing, the team announced Thursday.

The 35-year-old Californian will try to qualify for the Indy Grand Prix on May 15 on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road 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, teaming up with Frenchman Sebastien Bourdais and Canadian Dalton Kellett. Kimball has started the 500 in each of the past 10 years, qualifying a career-best 14th in 2012 and 2015. His highest finish was third in 2015 during a five-year span in which he had four top-10 finishes.

Kimball has six top-three finishes and eight top-fives in 155 career IndyCar starts.

“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.”