“I worked hard and my dreams came true. Don’t worry about getting in the wrong way either. If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not going anywhere.” – AJ Foyt
May 17, 2021
Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner AJ Foyt delighted children and families with stories of fast cars and trophy faces while making a special appearance at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Pedal Car Racetrack at the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
To celebrate AJ’s 60th anniversary of its first victory in the Indy 500 in 1961, the first 60 guests received a VIP seat inside the oval to hear the legend live and received commemorative flags from the ‘Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
He answered children’s wonderful questions about what it was like to drive fast and told them to live their dreams and embrace mistakes: “If you have a dream, try to fulfill your dream and strive for it: your dreams will come true. they can make it happen or not.I can say it because I worked hard and my dreams came true.Don’t worry about making a mistake along the way.If you don’t make mistakes, you won’t go anywhere.I’ve made a lot of them and I still do. But don’t let that bother you, ”Foyt said.
The four-time Indy 500 winner took home the checkered flag in the best show of the races in 1961, 1964, 1967 and 1977. Foyt is the only driver to have won the Indy 500, the Daytona 500 ( 1972) and the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1967). He has multiple records: 67 Indy Car victories and 7 Indy Car championships as a driver. He is considered one of NASCAR’s top 50 drivers and has been voted the driver of the century by a panel of experts and the Associated Press. In 2000 he was nominated for the International Motor Show of Fame and, more recently, was voted in the North Carolina Motor Show of Fame. In all, he has several hundred victories in several races. When asked about his most memorable event, Foyt said, “My favorite racing moment was every time I went into victory lane; I liked it. When I was young, I went up here to watch the race. and I was hoping one day to be able to race and qualify one day, then in 1958 I enjoyed one of the highlights of my life.I felt lucky to qualify and qualify … after winning it once and at least four times … that was my dream and my dream came true and this was one of the highlights of my career. “
The Borg Warner Trophy features Foyt’s face in four venues to celebrate each of his victories in the Indy 500 and he can now stand next to the life-size bronze sculpture on Avenue of Champions of Sports Legends from Old National Bank to the Sports Legends Experience. . While visiting, he became enthusiastic about the 7.5-acre sports utopia: “To be honest with you, I’ve been to quite a few states and been involved in projects and I’ve never seen anything like it. That’s beautiful, it’s fantastic right here. Kids can’t call each other because everything is beautiful and it should be a lot of fun, ”said Foyt.
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