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Racing legend Foyt to drive 100th anniversary Indy 500 Pace Car

 

A. J. Foyt (middle) with 2011 Indy 500 pace car (photo by Ron McQueeney courtesy IMS.com)

A. J. Foyt, the first four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, will drive the Chevrolet Camero Convertible Pace Car at the 100th Anniversary race (tomorrow) Sunday, May 29 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Foyt’s first Indy 500 win, in 1961. Foyt also won as a driver in 1964, 1967 and 1977 and as a team owner in 1999 with Kenny Brack behind the wheel.

The 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500, “The Most Important Race in History,” starts at noon (ET) Sunday, May 29. Live coverage will begin at 11 a.m. on ABC and the IMS Radio Network/XM 94-Sirius 212.

Equipped with a 400-horsepower V-8 engine and six-speed automatic transmission, the Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Pace Car will lead the 33-car racing field. The color combination is similar to the design used on the 1969 Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car replicas; cars which have become among the most popular Camaros in the collector world.

 

Info courtesy of INDYCAR news

Indy 500 legend Foyt honored May 28 at IMS

 

The legendary first four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, A. J. Foyt, was honored on Saturday, May 28 during “A. J. Foyt Day” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

This year (2011), marks the 50th anniversary of Foyt’s first Indy victory, in 1961. Foyt also won as a driver in 1964, 1967 and 1977 and as a team owner in 1999 with Kenny Brack behind the wheel.

A. J. Foyt with Darren Manning at May 2007 Indy 500 (photo by Drdisque via wikipedia commons)

A native of Houston, Texas, Foyt has participated in the Indianapolis 500 as a driver or owner for an unprecedented 54 consecutive years. He made a record 35 consecutive starts as a driver from 1958-1992.

Video highlights of Foyt’s career were aired on the video boards located around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway throughout the day on Saturday.

 

 

Info courtesy of INDYCAR news

Will Power on the pole for Indy GP in Alabama

Courtesy of IndyCar Communications

Will Power (cc/wfe Photo)

Will Power will start the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama from the the number 1 spot, the same place where he’s been finishing races lately.

Power has won the first two IndyCar Series races this season. He grabbed the pole on Saturday with a speed of 118.057 mph (189.99 kph). Penske Racing teammate Helio Castroneves 117.186 mph ( 188.58 kph) was third behind Mike Conway 117.197 mph (188.6 kph).

Power will start on the pole for the second straight race in Sunday’s inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham.

The Australian is trying to become the first driver to win the opening three IndyCar races. Power also has a chance to join Scott Dixon, Dan Wheldon and Kenny Brack as the only IndyCar drivers to win three in a row.