Fans and onlookers have one last week to see the A.J. Foyt exhibit, “A.J. Foyt, A Legendary Exhibition,” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, through October 31.
The exhibit premiered earlier this year in advance of the Indianapolis 500 in May. This year marks 40 years since Foyt’s 1977 victory in the race, which made him the first four-time winner in the race’s history.
Foyt’s iconic career that spanned from the 1950s through the 1990s reveals a massive evolution of car design, and a wide spectrum of vehicles raced beyond just at Indianapolis.
Having missed a chance to properly visit the exhibit in May, I took a quick peek around the display last week before Takuma Sato – a former Foyt Racing driver – had his likeness revealed on the Borg-Warner Trophy after winning this year’s 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
Some photos are below. A video segment filmed by NBCSN as Robin Miller headed down memory lane with Foyt in May, as part of NBCSN’s Carb Day coverage, is above.
Holmatro, a long-time partner of INDYCAR and title sponsor of the Holmatro Safety Team, have renewed a long-standing partnership that will see Holmatro and INDYCAR continue their partnership in a five-year contract extension.
“Holmatro has been a trusted partner and supplier in Indy car racing for more than 20 years,” said president of competition and operations Jay Frye. “Holmatro’s growth parallels some of the great strides made in safety for INDYCAR drivers and teams. We’re pleased to see this partnership continue, as it is a great benefit to everyone in the paddock.”
Holmatro’s relationship with INDYCAR dates back to 1991, when they first supplied tools to the safety team of the CART sanctioned PPG IndyCar World Series. Holmatro branding will continue to be featured on the firesuits, vehicles, and transporters of INDYCAR’s safety team throughout the agreement.
“Holmatro is extremely pleased to extend our partnership with INDYCAR for another five years,” said Tony Barboza, general manager for Holmatro. “We’re extremely proud to be affiliated with the premier on-track safety team in the world. Members of the safety team serve on their home fire departments when not at INDYCAR events and, like them, we believe in constant improvement and innovation. When the race is for life, you can count on the INDYCAR Safety Team and Holmatro rescue tools.”