INDIANAPOLIS — A.J. Foyt celebrated the 60th anniversary of his first Indianapolis 500 victory with a special appearance on Sunday at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.
Four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt was at the miniature Indianapolis Motor Speedway Pedal Car Racetrack on Sunday sharing stories about fast cars with children and their families.
“My favorite racing moment was every time I pulled into victory lane," Foyt said. "When I was young, I came up here to watch the race and I was hoping someday I could make the race and just qualifying for it one day. Then in 1958 was one of the highlights of my life. I felt fortunate to just qualify and place [...] then to win it one time let alone four times [...] and that was one of the highlights of my career."
He also took questions from the children and encouraged them to follow their dreams.
“If you have a dream, try to fulfill your dream and work hard at it – your dreams can come true, believe it or not. I can say that because I worked hard and my dream came true," Foyt said. "Don’t worry about making mistakes along the way either. If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not going anywhere. I made plenty of them and still do. But don’t let that bother you."
It's been 60 years since A.J. Foyt's first Indy 500 victory and there are a lot of drivers hoping to follow in his footsteps.