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.









 

Keating stripped of Le Mans GTE-Am win; No. 68 Ganassi entry also disqualified

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FIA stewards announced Monday that two Ford GT entries have been disqualified from this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, including the GTE-Am class-winning No. 85 entry from privateer Keating Motorsports.

Also DQ’d was the factory No. 68 Chip Ganassi Racing entry of Joey Hand, Dirk Mueller and Sebastien Bourdais, which initially finished fourth in the GTE-Pro class.

Both entries were found in violation of fuel capacity regulations, with the No. 85 entry also failing to meet the minimum refueling time during pit stops.

The refueling system on the No. 85 entry, driven by Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Felipe Fraga, measured a time of 44.4 seconds during a stop, just shy of the minimum required time of 45 seconds.

As a result, the team was initially issued a 55.2-second post-race penalty by officials, which elevated the No. 56 Team Project 1 Porsche 911 RSR of Joerg Bergmeister, Patrick Lindsey, and Egidio Perfetti to the class win.

The time penalty was calculated by the difference in the refueling time (0.6 seconds) multiplied by the amount of pit stops made by the team (23), then multiplied by four.

The No. 85 entry was set to finish second in class, but then received an outright DQ after its fuel capacity was also revealed to be 0.1 liters above the maximum permitted capacity of 96 liters.

As for Ganassi’s No. 68 entry, it was found to have a fuel capacity of 97.83 liters, which is above the maximum allowed capacity of 97 liters for the GTE-Pro Fords.

The No. 67 Ford of Andy Priaulx, Harry Tincknell, and Jonathan Bomarito subsequently moves up to fourth, and the No. 69 Ford of Scott Dixon, Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook moves up to fifth.

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