IMS celebrating 40th anniversary of Foyt’s historic fourth win

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To commemorate the 40th anniversary of his record-setting fourth Indianapolis 500 win, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is hosting an exhibit honoring legendary A.J. Foyt.

“A.J. Foyt: A Legendary Exhibition” traces the rise of the Indy car driver with more race wins than anyone (67), from the dirt tracks of Texas to “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

Nearly three dozen cars that Foyt drove in competition will be on display, including all four of his Indianapolis 500-winning machines: the 1961 Bowes Seal Fast Special, 1964 and ‘67 Sheraton-Thompson Specials and his 1977 Gilmore Coyote.

“Everyone knows that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is my favorite track and that people wouldn’t know me if it weren’t for the Indy 500, but to have the museum put on this exhibit there, well, I feel truly honored,” Foyt said. “This exhibit will give people a chance to see my winning Indy cars, but also some of the other race cars I drove and won in over the years.

“I think the museum has a lot of personal memorabilia and photos that their visitors will like seeing,” Foyt added. “I haven’t seen some of the cars in many, many years, so to be truthful, I’m looking forward to the exhibit, too!”

The exhibit will run through Oct. 31.

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