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NSCHoF Announces New Exhibit Honoring AJ Foyt
March 13, 2019
The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame (NSCHoF) & Museum has announced its annual “Salute to Champion” will focus on Texas legend AJ Foyt in 2019. The exhibit will feature seven cars and will run from May 1 to October 1, 2019.
NSCHoF Announces New Exhibit Honoring AJ Foyt

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame (NSCHoF) & Museum has announced its annual “Salute to Champion” will focus on Texas legend AJ Foyt in 2019. The exhibit runs from May 1 to October 1, 2019.

Foyt—a four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, a Daytona 500 winner and winner of the 24-Hours of Le Mans (co-driving with Dan Gurney)—is the only driver to accomplish all three feats. He is also the only seven-time USAC National Championship titlist.

Foyt was a member of the 1990 inaugural class of the NSCHoF who also had a legendary career on the dirt tracks. Away from Indy and Champ cars, he amassed 42 stock car wins, 28 sprint car wins and 20 midget wins under the USAC banner alone. He was also the 1972 USAC Dirt Champ (now Silver Crown), and was named Co-Driver of the 20th Century by the Associated Press.

“We’re extremely humbled to honor AJ Foyt with this year’s ‘Salute to Champion’,” Museum Coordinator Bill Wright said. “We’d be remiss if we didn’t thank Jason Vansickle and his team at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, Tony Stewart, and Jerry Nowicke for their awesome cooperation with us in getting a great lineup of cars. We’re expecting to have a diverse representation of AJ’s history on the dirt, the bricks and the pavement!”

Seven cars are planned for the display. Three of Foyt’s Indy 500 wins as well as his rookie car at Indianapolis will be represented. 

The cars will include the 1957 Dean Van Lines Monza winner (driven by Jimmy Bryan, and AJ’s Indy Rookie car in 1958), the 1961 Bowes Seal Fast Trevis Roadster Indy 500 winner, the 1967 Sheraton Thompson Coyote Indy 500 winner, the 1974 Steve Stapp sprint car that AJ drove to twin 50-lap feature wins at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, the famous 1974-76 Dirt Champ #14 car, the 1977 Gilmore Coyote Indy 500 winner back-up car, and the Bob Nowicke midget that won the 1961 “Hut Hundred” at Terre Haute (arriving around June 1).

For more information, visit the NSCHoF website.