Race Weekend Central

Dalton Kellett Not Returning to Foyt

Dalton Kellett announced his plans to no longer continue to race with AJ Foyt Racing for the 2023 NTT IndyCar Series season on Oct. 11.

The Canadian racer made his plans for 2023 known on his Twitter page, stating that staying with the IndyCar team he has competed with for three years was not a solution to progress his career forward.

“This is not a conclusion I came to lightly,” the 29-year-old wrote. “As both the team and I have dedicated time and effort to putting together a program for 2023. However, at this point, it isn’t the right opportunity for me to move forward.”

See also
Santino Ferrucci Returning to Full-Time Racing in IndyCar for AJ Foyt

Kellett also wrote in his announcement that he does not have any new plans to announce for next year as of yet.

In 41 IndyCar starts, Kellett earned a best finish of 12th at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway in 2021 and has a top season result of 23rd the same year.

In 2022, he earned a best finish of 17th at Texas Motor Speedway and finished 25th in points.

So far for 2023, Foyt has announced Santino Ferrucci and Benjamin Pedersen as its full-time drivers.

About the author

Dalton Hopkins began writing for Frontstretch in April 2021 after a staff writing position with IMSA. A race fan since he was three years old, he began freelance writing in 2018 and graduated with a B.S. in Communications from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2019. Simultaneously, he also serves as a First Lieutenant in the US Army.

Share this article

1 Comment
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Tom B

Can’t blame him for moving on. The team showed some speed with Kirkwood at times.
It must be hard driving for AJ.

Sign up for the Frontstretch Newsletter

A daily email update (Monday through Friday) providing racing news, commentary, features, and information from Frontstretch.com