INDIANAPOLIS — JR Hildebrand has a new team and an old-fashioned look for this year’s Indianapolis 500.
On Thursday, A.J. Foyt Racing announced it had hired the California native to drive the No. 1 ABC Supply Chevrolet as the team’s fourth driver in IndyCar’s biggest race. And the candy apple red nose, trimmed with black stripes over a white body may look awfully familiar to longtime race fans.
It’s the same paint scheme Foyt used to claim the first of his record-tying four 500 victories in 1961.
“At my age, I don’t get too excited anymore, but I’m thrilled to see this car painted like my ’61 car,” the 86-year-old team owner said in a statement released by the team. “That win was so special because it was