A.J. Foyt (pictured), the first four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, will drive the Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Pace Car at the 100th Anniversary race 29 May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the IMS announced today.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Foyt's first Indianapolis victory, in 1961. Foyt also won as a driver in 1964, 1967 and 1977.
Foyt is the logical (and undoubtedly crowd-popular) choice. This Indianapolis Observer wonders why the IMS didn't choose him first instead of that New York city clown who decided he had a schedule conflict after all (as if!).