WALLER, Texas — Veteran Indy car driver Charlie Kimball has joined A.J. Foyt Racing as the full-time driver of the No. 4 Chevrolet for the upcoming NTT IndyCar Series season.
Kimball will be joined at AJ Foyt Racing by longtime sponsor Novo Nordisk. The 2020 campaign marks Kimball’s 10th consecutive season in IndyCar and his 12th season of partnership with the global healthcare company.
After running a partial season of seven races in 2019, Kimball returns as a full-time driver in the 17-race NTT IndyCar Series this year.
The No. 4 car will carry a Novo Nordisk branded livery at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis, Texas Indy 600 at Texas Motor Speedway, Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway and the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
Novo Nordisk will be an associate marketing partner in the remaining 11 races.
“I’m excited and honored to join AJ Foyt Racing and be a part of a team that has such deep roots in history at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar,” said Kimball. “Continuing the partnership with Novo Nordisk is also special since they have been an integral part of my career since I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I’m more motivated than ever to work with the team to succeed at every IndyCar race in 2020.
“Thank you to AJ Foyt Racing, Novo Nordisk and our other partners for this opportunity.”
Team president Larry Foyt expects the partnership with Novo Nordisk and the addition of Kimball, an IndyCar Series race winner at Mid-Ohio in 2013 and a pole winner at Texas Motor Speedway in 2017, to invigorate his No. 4 Texas-based team this season.
“Charlie brings a great deal of experience and skill to the team,” Foyt said. “He is motivated to show what he can do behind the wheel, and his recent experience of helping develop cars will be beneficial as we work to get the 4 car moving up the grid.
“Novo Nordisk has been a long-time supporter of Charlie and IndyCar,” added Foyt. “We want to welcome them to AJ Foyt Racing and we look forward to joining them in their effort to increase the awareness of diabetes.”
Kimball has posted six podium finishes, as well an additional eight top fives. He has finished in the top 10 41 times and has led 163 laps over 141 races.
“We are proud to continue our long-term partnership with Charlie Kimball and look forward to an exciting 2020 IndyCar season with the legendary AJ Foyt Racing,” said Brian Hilberdink, Senior Vice President, Commercial Diabetes at Novo Nordisk. “For more than a decade, we’ve utilized our involvement in IndyCar to share Charlie’s inspiring journey living with diabetes through the Race with Insulin initiative. Charlie is one of the most active ambassadors in the diabetes community and his passion and commitment to making a difference in the lives of those who are living with diabetes is unwavering.
“We look forward to continuing this tradition with AJ Foyt Racing, Charlie and the diabetes community throughout the IndyCar season.”