According to Tracy, it was Foyt himself to admit it, before suggesting it would be better for all parties involved if Tracy and the company parted ways.
Tracy's first Indy Car outing this year was with KV Racing Technology, for which he scored a decent 9th place in the Indy 500 race two weekends ago. Soon after that, the Canadian was contacted by A.J. Foyt Racing to replace injured Vitor Meira for the upcoming few races. At Milwaukee, Tracy finished the race 6 laps down to the winner (Scott Dixon), which practically embarrassed Foyt.
“I spoke with Larry Foyt yesterday to say, 'okay, let's do this season', and he appreciated that, and said he'd discuss it with his dad,” Tracy told Racer.com, admitting he had every intention of continuing with A.J. Foyt Racing despite his disappointing outing at Milwaukee.
“Then later, A.J. called and said, 'Look, I'm embarrassed about the car we gave you in Milwaukee. I can't afford to be putting you in my equipment until we've got ourselves up to par. Having you in the car puts our team under the microscope, and I want to get our team better before we do that again.'”
“A.J. is a straight-up guy. I'd never worked with him before last weekend, and I liked his attitude of trying to get things done. So I've basically told him that any time he wants to run me - and I'm talking a race or even a test – then he just has to call. I'd be really happy to help,” added the Canadian driver.
He admitted he now feels disappointed for having to watch the Indy Car races from the sidelines, but feels confident his time will come later this season.
“I'm sad not to continue with Foyt. I was looking forward to traveling to races again and helping a little team punch big. But ultimately it's the team's decision. I hope we can work together again soon,” concluded Tracy.