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Indy 500: IMS Gets Centennial Golden Brick in Honor of Foyt

Today the Indianapolis Motor Speedway got a bit of a makeover. In honor of AJ Foyt's win 50 years ago in the 1961 Indy 500, a Centennial golden brick was put in at the Yard of Bricks at the start/finish line. Mari Hulman-George and AJ Foyt were on hand for the celebration.The 37 pound golden brick was put in by IMS President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Belskus. The Centennial Golden Brick will remain in the track through the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. In 1961, Tony Hulman and Ray Harroun placed a golden brick in the Yard of Bricks to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Harroun’s victory in the inaugural race in 1911.The race in 1961 that Foyt won was the last race where the front straightaway was paved with brick...

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