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Topic - A.J. Foyt
Traditionalists balked and some were downright outraged at the mere suggestion stock cars dare set their fenders on the sacred ground of Indianapolis.
A.J. Foyt will miss Sunday's race at Pocono after having hip replacement surgery Monday in Houston.
The 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 is Sunday with a wide-open field and a pair of drivers trying to join the elite list of four-time winners. Two Americans start on the front row, along with Carlos Munoz, an unknown Indy 500 newcomer who grew up idolizing Juan Pablo Montoya _ a fellow Colombian who won "The Greatest Spectacle In Racing" as a rookie.
They have dinner together. They chat it up on Twitter. They offer congratulations on jobs well done, solace when things don't go so well.
Graham Rahal and Marco Andretti have all the ingredients the IndyCar Series has been craving. They have famous family names, have reached Victory Lane and seem to enjoy playing up their growing rivalry.
When Takuma Sato strolls into his garage at Indianapolis, he gets a quick glimpse into the two distinct paths that have defined these past 12 months.
Those IndyCar teams who don't do well at Mid-Ohio say the track is too narrow, the turns to severe and the cars are too powerful for such a tight track.
Profiles of the 33 drivers in Sunday's Indianapolis 500, in starting order with car number in parentheses, age, hometown, engine, race team, four-lap qualification average and biographical information (w-former winner; r-rookie; all chassis Dallara):
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Jeff Simmons is pulling double duty this week at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
"I think what made Indy as great as it was before (was) that 90% of the drivers were American drivers," Foyt said. "I think that's where everybody builds a big fan base. Our hero is going to Indianapolis, and we want to follow him."
"Jack (Starne) said we didn't change nothing," Foyt said with a smile, referring to his team's general manager. "Except that instead of a rider, we've got a race driver again."