Indy 500 In My Blood

Indy 500 In My Blood

A. J. Foyt was a multiple-year winner of the Indy 500 and I remember one year when I was maybe 7 or 8 years old watching on TV as he went into the winner’s circle and someone handed him a glass bottle of milk, of which he took a swig and poured the rest over his head. This made no sense to me at all. I turned to my dad and asked him, “Why is he drinking milk? If I’d just driven that race and I was really thirsty at the end of it I wouldn’t want to drink milk! I’d want a Coke!”

My dad’s reply? “I don’t know, why don’t you ask him?”