BELOIT, Wis. — ABC Supply is celebrating the 60th anniversary of A.J. Foyt’s first Indy 500 win by sponsoring the No. 1 tribute car for AJ Foyt Racing at this year’s Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
ABC Supply is a longtime supporter and friend of AJ Foyt Racing, sponsoring the team and various races over the past 17 years. Race fans can tune in May 30 for the 105th Running of the Indy 500 to watch J.R. Hildebrand pilot the No. 1 ABC Supply Chevrolet.
Foyt’s award-winning racing career spans decades, and he is renowned for being the first driver to win the Indy 500 four times. A.J. Foyt’s career and legacy will be honored at this year’s event in the following ways:
- Chip Ganassi Racing, the reigning NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion, will release its No. 1 race car number to Foyt’s team. J.R. Hildebrand will drive the No. 1 ABC Supply Chevrolet.
- The car will sport a throwback paint job featuring a large red No. 1 over a primarily white body. The car’s candy-apple-red nose will be trimmed with black stripes. This vintage design is a nod to the Bowes Seal Fast Offenhauser roadster that Foyt drove in 1961.
- Hildebrand and the ABC Supply crew will wear uniforms modeled after what Foyt and his team wore in 1961. Hildebrand will wear solid white, and the crew will wear white shirts and fire suits that have collars trimmed in black and feature a black pocket with black pants.
“Our associates have been longtime fans of the Indy 500 and AJ Foyt Racing, and we’re excited to share this celebratory moment with them,” said Mike Jost, COO of ABC Supply. “A.J. is a living legend and part of our ABC family, and we’re honored to be part of the 60th anniversary of his first Indy 500 win.”