NOVEMBER 15, 2006

Manning lands with Foyt

Britain's Darren Manning was missing from the ranks of the Indy Racing League in 2006, appearing only briefly in the A1 Grand Prix Series and driving a Nissan 350Z in the FIA GT Championship for RJN Motorsport. But now he is back in Indycars with a deal with AJ Foyt Enterprises to drive AJ's famous number 14 car in IRL in 2007.

The 31-year-old will take over from AJ's son Larry, who will take on a bigger role in the team management.

"We have been making a ton of changes here at the team and are very excited in hiring Darren Manning," said Larry. "It's one of our biggest steps here that we're making and hope that it is in the right direction to get this team back up and racing at the front of the field."