One week left to see A.J. Foyt Exhibit at IMS Museum (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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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.









 

Andretti United team names drivers for inaugural Extreme E season

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The Extreme E team formed by Andretti Autosport and United Autosports named Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen as its drivers Monday for the series’ inaugural 2021 season.

Munnings is a successful veteran of rally series. Hansen is a past winner and champion in the World Rallycross Championship.

They both will race in the environmentally conscious electric SUV series that will hold events in five areas around the world that are threatened by climate change. Chip Ganassi Racing and six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton also are fielding cars in Extreme E, which will feature male and female co-drivers on every team.

Catie Munnings

“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.

“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”

Timmy Hansen

Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something

we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”