IndyCar Classic a "home" race for Foyt family

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Larry Foyt's memories of the Austin area mostly involve water skiing and packs of adolescent boys sneaking a peek at the nudist beach in an area called Hippie Hollow.

The president of A.J. Foyt Racing would like to add something new to the mix: a checkered flag or at least a more realistic push for a top 10 finish at the inaugural IndyCar Classic at the Circuit of the Americas this weekend.

Being back in Central Texas makes the newest stop on the IndyCar circuit a "home race" for the Foyt family, just a couple of hours from their home base near Houston. Larry's brother went to the University of Texas and the family spent all summer on nearby Lake Travis when Larry was growing up.

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