"Anthony is staying here for now," A.J. said. "Larry would love to run in the IRL, but he can run well in NASCAR. I just didn't have the right people in place to help him with the Cup team we had." Foyt's critics say he doesn't have the right people to help Anthony in the IRL, a claim he strongly disputes. Foyt says Anthony needs more time under his tutelage, but Anthony is glad other people believe in him. "It's good to know I might be able to go somewhere else if I had to," he said. "You have to keep your options open." Anthony has concerns about A.J. trying to compete next year without sponsorship. "My grandfather wants the best for me," Anthony said. "But with the money it costs to run these cars, I don't want him to go broke on my account." "I'll be running here next year," Foyt said. "We'll find some sponsorship. Companies want young kids like Anthony representing them. I have one more year on my deal with Toyota, and I won't let Anthony leave yet. I believe we have what we need for him to win."