Bourdais was originally signed to share the #14 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet this year with Tony Kanaan and Dalton Kellett. The four-time Champ Car title winner was set to compete at St. Petersburg, Barber Motorsports Park, Long Beach and Portland.
However, after he tested impressively for the squad in Spring Training at Circuit of The Americas and then at Sebring, Bourdais saw his chances of competing for the team dwindle, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its repercussions. IndyCar’s St. Pete race was postponed – eventually rescheduled as the season finale – and the other three events were canceled altogether.
But Bourdais will finally make his race debut for Foyt in next month’s Harvest Grand Prix double-header on the IMS road course, as he takes over the #14 car. Kellett will switch to the #41 entry he raced in the Indy 500, and Charlie Kimball will as usual drive the #4.
The team will then close out the season in St. Petersburg with a two-car entry for Bourdais and Kimball.
Bourdais, whose full-time job this year has been racing a JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, will this weekend compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, driving a Ferrari 488 GTE for Risi Competizione. He will then return to JDC-Miller for the final four races of IMSA’s Prototype…