Foyt, ABC renew through 2015

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IndyCar’s second longest team and sponsor partnership was renewed through 2015, A.J. Foyt Racing announced Tuesday.

Foyt’s squad will carry the ABC Supply Co. Inc. colors for at least another three years. The team first partnered together in 2005 when A.J. Foyt’s grandson A.J. Foyt IV was the team’s driver.

“Personally, I’m thrilled that we’re able to continue our relationship with ABC Supply because they have been a very loyal and supportive sponsor, not just of our team but also of the (IZOD) IndyCar Series,” Foyt said in a release. “While they are always professional in their dealings with us, they feel more like family to me. We have a lot of fun at the track and at their company events. Their support has meant a lot to me over the years.”

Takuma Sato takes up residence in Foyt’s legendary No. 14 Dallara-Honda this year. He replaces Mike Conway, who left the team just before the 2012 season finale at Auto Club Speedway as he no longer wanted to participate in oval races.

Your heart will start racing with IndyCar’s new “The Future Starts Now” video

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One of the biggest challenges for any motorsport series — whether it’s NASCAR, NHRA, IndyCar, Formula One and so many others — is to find ways to attract new fans.

That’s particularly important when attempting to lure young fans, especially the much-coveted millennials (born after 1981) and teenagers.

As all series prepare for the upcoming 2018 racing season, kudos have to be given to IndyCar for its new “The Future Starts Now” video, which debuted Tuesday at the North American International Auto Show at Detroit.

Even if it’s five degrees below zero where you’re at, one look at this video and you’ll likely not only start warming up a bit, we bet you’ll start getting even more excited for the start of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, which begins March 11 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Check out the new video above and watch if it doesn’t get your heart racing real quick: