Sting Ray Robb Replaces Benjamin Pedersen at AJ Foyt Racing IndyCar Team

Jackson Wheeler
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Sting Ray Robb is in and Benjamin Pedersen is out at AJ Foyt Racing.

AJ Foyt Racing announced Robb’s signing on Friday to drive to No. 41 Chevrolet in 2024. Robb comes to Foyt after a year at Dale Coyne Racing, where Robb had a season-best 12th-place finish in the season finale at Laguna Seca.

Robb finished 23rd in the NTT IndyCar Series standings with Coyne and Honda power.

Pedersen, meanwhile, finished a disappointing 27th in the final season standings in his 2023 rookie season with Foyt.

“I’m truly honored to pilot the No. 41 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet for the ‘24 season,” said Robb who currently lives in Indianapolis. “This is a dream come true to be driving for the legendary A.J. Foyt and his team under the leadership of Larry Foyt. It provides an opportunity for me to implement past lessons and carry momentum forward in my sophomore season as we enter a very competitive field of teams and drivers. Building together upon our successes, I am excited for the season ahead.”

Robb, 22, won the Indy Pro 2000 title in 2020 with seven wins, five poles, 11 podiums and four track records. He was runner-up in the 2022 Indy NXT series, where he captured two poles, 10 top-5 finishes.

AJ Foyt Racing Team president Larry Foyt said, “I’m looking forward to working with Sting Ray. I have to admit his name caught my eye when he was in the junior formulas, so I watched his rise through IndyCar’s ladder system where he did really well. I believe he is a great addition to our program and will showcase everything he learned in his rookie campaign in the NTT IndyCar Series.”

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Mike Pryson covered auto racing for the Jackson (Mich.) Citizen Patriot and MLive Media Group from 1991 until joining Autoweek in 2011. He won several Michigan Associated Press and national Associated Press Sports Editors awards for auto racing coverage and was named the 2000 Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club’s Michigan Motorsports Writer of the Year. A Michigan native, Mike spent three years after college working in southwest Florida before realizing that the land of Disney and endless summer was no match for the challenge of freezing rain, potholes and long, cold winters in the Motor City.

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