• Foyt to once again drive laps at IMS

    May 10, 2011 No comments

    A.J. Foyt will once again be turning laps at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this May for the 100th Anniversary of the Indianapolis 500. 50 years after winning his first Indianapolis 500, Foyt has accepted an invitation to drive the Chevrolet Camaro Pace Car for this year’s race on May 29th.

    Foyt takes the wheel after Donald Trump backed out of the duty after considerable public backlash to his invitation. Trump announced that he would be unable to attend the race.

    Foyt is a five time winner at the 500. Four times as a driver and once as a team owner. He will mark his 54th consecutive Indianapolis 500 as a driver or team owner this year, an unprecedented span. He made a record 35 consecutive starts as a driver from 1958-92 and led a record 13 races. He also completed 12,272.5 career miles in the race, another record.

    Foyt also will be honored Saturday, May 28 on A.J. Foyt Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He will participate in a question-and-answer and autograph session with fans. Video highlights of Foyt’s incredible career also will air on the video boards located around IMS throughout the day.

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