Three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and 1997 NTT IndyCar Series champion Tony Stewart will be joining AJ Foyt Racing for the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, May 30. Stewart will return to Speedway as a guest of Foyt and will be on pit-road with the team and speaking about the news, he said:

“A.J. is my hero, and a great friend whom I’ve known for a long time. “It didn’t matter what it was, but if it had four wheels and went fast, A.J. would drive it. NASCAR stock cars, USAC stock cars, sprints and midgets, Indy cars, IMSA sports cars – A.J. won in all of them. We both kind of came up through the racing ranks in the same way. He just did it in a different era.

Speaking about a call he received from AJ after winning his first Cup Series championship, Stewart said:

“A.J. called me after I won my first Cup championship in 2002 and I remember how much it meant to have him call that night and congratulate me. He has given a lot back to racing and has been one of the sport’s biggest supporters. Without guys like him, guys like myself wouldn’t have had a chance to succeed. Being with A.J. on the pit box this year at Indy is an honor and something I’ll cherish forever.”

AJ Foyt commented saying:

“Tony and I have been good friends for a long time, and I’m glad he’s able to come out for this 500,” 

Foyt who, will field four cars in the 500 this year says:

“I’m hoping having Tony at the 500 might change our luck! Normally, we run pretty good at Texas but the luck was pretty bad in the doubleheader. We got crashed in the first race and at the start of the second race, both cars got crashed—they never made it to the start-finish line,

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