Dalton Kellett to run full-time with Foyt

By: Spencer Neff
December 14, 2020

This morning, another spot on the NTT IndyCar Series grid was solidified for 2021. A.J. Foyt Racing announced that Dalton Kellett will return to the team, driving the No. 4 entry full-time in the upcoming season, joining Sebastien Bourdais, who will pilot the No. 14 entry.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be back with AJ Foyt Racing for the 2021 season,” said Kellett in a press release making the announcement.

“Securing a full-time ride is a big boost heading into my sophomore year in INDYCAR. Despite the challenges presented by Covid-19 in 2020, A.J., Larry, and the Foyt team continued to develop their car and elevate the program, while standing by their employees and partners.”

Kellett and his team during the post-qualifying photo shoot at the Indianapolis 500 in August 15 (John D. Cote/INDYCAR)

“That’s the kind of team I’m proud to both race for and be a part of. Being paired with Sebastian will be a great opportunity to continue to learn from one of the most experienced veterans in the field. I can’t wait to get back on the track for off-season testing and back behind the wheel in 2021.”

In a part-time role withFoyt during the 2020 season, Kellett made his IndyCar debut at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. During the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis, the Stuoffville, Ontario, Canada native started 26th and finished 21st.

By season’s end, Kellett made eight starts, posting a best start of 20th (Mid-Ohio Race 2) to go along with a best finish of 20th (Road America Race 1 and 2).

Kellet (pictured during the second race at Road America on July 12) split time between the No. 14 and No. 41 entry with A.J. Foyt Racing in 2021 (Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

“We are very happy to have Dalton back with the team and more importantly that he will be driving full-time,” added Team President Larry Foyt.

“With the limited track time in 2020, it was a tough year to be a rookie, but he jumped in with a great attitude and adjusted to the Indy car quite well.”

“He was getting quicker with each event and had a great test at Barber [Motorsports Park] recently. I think Dalton will truly benefit from having four-time champion Sebastien Bourdais there full-time. I’m really looking forward to seeing how our team progresses in 2021.”

Header Image By Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR

Published by Spencer Neff

I am a lifelong auto racing fan. Through IndyCar1909, I look forward to sharing my passion for the series and its illustrious history with you.

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