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Foyt Racing, Team 3G substitute private tests for Barber  A.J. Foyt Racing and Team 3G will substitute private tests for the Open Test at Barber Motorsports Park.

A.J. Foyt Racing and driver Vitor Meira tested March 10-11 at MSR Houston, a permanent road course less than 100 miles from the team’s shop in Waller, Texas.

“We’re fortunate to have MSR Houston so close,” team director Larry Foyt said. “We think the track is more applicable to the street courses because of its surface and its tighter corners, plus we were able to configure the MSR track to mimic some corners at St. Pete and Long Beach.

“Since we didn’t have to wait for yellows, track inspections and traffic, we were able to get a lot done in the two days we were there. We made some significant gains, learned a lot and now we’re going through the tons of data that we acquired which will help us throughout the season. So for us, it was very worthwhile. We followed it up with some wind tunnel testing; the things we learned there will make it even more worthwhile for our future tunnel tests.”

Team 3G and driver Stanton Barrett are finalizing plans for a private test on a road course before the season begins April 5 at St. Petersburg, Fla.

“For us at Team 3G, being a new team, we’re very focused on preparing for the street course races at St. Petersburg and Long Beach to open the season,” team co-owner Steve Sudler said. “We’re planning on using some of our team testing allotment within the next couple of weeks to get ready for those races.”

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