From the May 28, 2021, Indianapolis Star "Stewart marks 60 years since Foyt's first Indy win" by Jenna Fryer.
Another article in the May 28, 2021, Indy Star was about NASCAR race car driver Tony Stewart and his favorite racer, A.J. Foyt. This year marks the 60th anniversary of Foyt's first Indy win. Stewart makes no bones about it, but he is a huge Foyt fan. For the 2021 Indy 500, Stewart was to be sitting next to A,J..
A.J. Foyt won the Indy 500 four times: 1961, 1964, 1967 and 1977.
I didn't know it, but Tony Stewart grew up in nearby Columbus, Indiana, and always hoped that one day he would get a chance to race in the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing." It turns out that he did run the Indy 500 five times, even starting at the pole position as a rookie in 1996, but never finished higher than fifth.