The team last ran Chevrolet engines in the open wheel series in 2005. Just as in 2016, Chevy IndyCar teams will run the Ilmor-developed 2.2-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine in 2017.
“I am looking forward to what will be a new chapter for us that involves returning to an old friend in Chevrolet,” team president Larry Foyt said in a statement. “There are a lot of changes happening within our team this off-season and I won’t minimize the challenges, but I see a lot of potential with our plan.”
“We are pleased to welcome AJ Foyt Racing to the Chevrolet IndyCar program,” added Chevrolet motorsports director Mark Kent. “Chevrolet and Foyt both have long histories in IndyCar racing, including prior opportunities to work together. We look forward to renewing the partnership and a strong start to the 2017 season.”
Foyt announced changes to its roster at the end of 2016, dumping Jack Hawksworth and Takuma Sato and picking up Conor Daly and Carlos Munoz. Sato has signed with Andretti, while Hawksworth has a deal to pilot a Lexus RC-F GT3 in the the IMSA WeatherTech series for 2017.