INDYCAR: A.J. Foyt Opening Main Street Race Shop in Indiana

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. — official release — A.J. Foyt Racing photo — The Speedway Redevelopment Commission and A.J. Foyt Racing have signed agreements for purchase and renovation of a 45,000 square-foot building located at 1180 Main St. in Speedway, Ind.

The new location will serve as an expansion of A.J. Foyt Racing’s team offices in Waller, Texas. The team will begin renovations with a brick facade to the north side of the building and installation of windows on the south side. Foyt is the record winner of 67 Indy car races and seven national championships. He is also the only driver to win all three major motorsport races: the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

“Indianapolis Motor Speedway holds a rich part of my history and future,” said A.J. Foyt. “During the racing season, it makes sense for our team to operate close to the track where my name was made. I remember what Main Street looked like when I first came to Indy and the Commission has managed to modernize it but retain the area’s history too. We’re happy to be part of Speedway’s redevelopment.”

“When Speedway began their redevelopment plans in 2005, one of the dreams was to bring racing legends like A.J. Foyt and his team back to Main Street – the racing capital of the world,” said Vince Noblet, director of the Speedway Redevelopment Commission. “We’re primed to build upon our unique history and motorsports ancestry – both of which are an integral part of the rich fabric that makes Speedway a great place to live and work.”

“A.J. Foyt on Main Street further demonstrates that our community’s economic development is creating a place where a legend of the track would want to locate and this move is another step in our revitalization,” said Gary Raikes, president of the Speedway Town Council.

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