ABC Supply: Honors A.J. Foyt’s distinguished racing career with tribute car at Indy 500

BELOIT, Wis. — April 8, 2021 — ABC Supply Co. Inc. is excited to again be part of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” The company is celebrating the 60th anniversary of A.J. Foyt’s first Indy 500 win by sponsoring the No. 1 tribute car for AJ Foyt Racing at this year’s Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.

ABC Supply is a longtime supporter and friend of AJ Foyt Racing, sponsoring the team and various races over the past 17 years. Race fans can tune in May 30 for the 105th Running of the Indy 500 to watch J.R. Hildebrand pilot the No. 1 ABC Supply Chevrolet.

Foyt’s award-winning racing career spans decades, and he is renowned for being the first driver to win the Indy 500 four times. A.J. Foyt’s career and legacy will be honored at this year’s event in the following ways:

  • Chip Ganassi Racing, the reigning NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion, will release its No. 1 race car number to Foyt’s team. J.R. Hildebrand will drive the No. 1 ABC Supply Chevrolet.
  • The car will sport a throwback paint job featuring a large red No. 1 over a primarily white body. The car’s candy-apple-red nose will be trimmed with black stripes. This vintage design is a nod to the Bowes Seal Fast Offenhauser roadster that Foyt drove in 1961.
  • Hildebrand and the ABC Supply crew will wear uniforms modeled after what Foyt and his team wore in 1961. Hildebrand will wear solid white, and the crew will wear white shirts and fire suits that have collars trimmed in black and feature a black pocket with black pants.

“Our associates have been longtime fans of the Indy 500 and AJ Foyt Racing, and we’re excited to share this celebratory moment with them,” said Mike Jost, COO of ABC Supply. “A.J. is a living legend and part of our ABC family, and we’re honored to be part of the 60th anniversary of his first Indy 500 win.”

About ABC Supply
ABC Supply Co. Inc. is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation’s largest wholesale distributors of select exterior and interior building products. Since its founding by Ken and Diane Hendricks in 1982, ABC Supply’s sole focus has been serving professional contractors and “making it easy” for them to do their jobs by offering the products, support and services they need — including myABCsupply, a tool that allows contractors to order materials, track deliveries, pay invoices and more.

A 15-time Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award winner and two-time recipient of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award for Best Places to Work, ABC Supply is an “employee-first” company that treats its associates with respect and gives them the tools they need to succeed.

Headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin, ABC Supply has over 800 locations nationwide. More information is available at Contractors can find resources for growing and improving their businesses on ABC Supply’s blog and the company’s LinkedIn page.