Foyt won the inaugural race at PIR, leading every lap of the Phoenix 100 on March 22, 1964. He went on to win a record 67 Indy car races and seven Indy car championships as a driver, including the Indianapolis 500 in 1961, 1964, 1967 and 1977.
Tickets for the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix race weekend, the first Verizon IndyCar Series race at the 1.022-mile oval since 2005, are available at PhoenixRaceway.com. Action begins with practice and qualifying on April 1. The opening practice (1-2:15 p.m. ET) and qualifying (5-6 p.m. ET) will be telecast live on NBCSN. The final practice session (9:15-9:45 p.m. ET) will be streamed on RaceControl.IndyCar.com.