JR Hildebrand will have a special livery for this year’s 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500.
AJ Foyt Racing and longtime sponsor ABC Supply will use No. 11 Chevrolet entry to raise awareness and funding with Home For Our Troops (HFOT), a non-profit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans.
ABC Supply will match up to $1 million in donations made to HFOT, which to date has built 330 homes for injured Veterans, between May 21-30.
“We are thrilled ABC Supply is choosing to spotlight Homes For Our Troops through this initiative,” said HFOT President and CEO Tom Landwermeyer. “In addition to generating revenue, it will raise much needed awareness about our mission. ABC Supply has been a tremendous partner and we are grateful for their commitment to our mission of Building Homes and Rebuilding Lives.”
ABC Supply, which is the nation’s largest wholesale distributor of roofing, siding and other select exterior building products, has been a multimillion-dollar supporter of HFOT since 2020.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be back at the Indy 500 with AJ Foyt Racing and raise awareness for our friends at Homes For Our Troops,” said Mike Jost, CEO of ABC Supply. “HFOT is an incredible organization and we’re honored to play a part in bringing more attention to the great work they do.”
(1/2) The wait is over! Check out the No. 11 #ABCSupply @teamChevy specially designed for @HomesForOurTrps that will be driven by @jrhildebrand in the 106th Running of the #Indy500#HFOT | #VeteranSupport | #HomesForOurTroops pic.twitter.com/mS2zYKOZeF
— AJ Foyt Racing (@AJFoytRacing) May 9, 2022
The patriotic livery is one that also has the admiration of team owner A.J. Foyt.
“I think the fans will love it, and I think the fans will be so happy to see the American flag — especially with our team,” said Foyt. “I would like to thank ABC Supply for supporting Homes For Our Troops. It’s great.”
Hildebrand added, “To support this organization at the Speedway, bring attention to Veterans and some of the challenges that they face, and to highlight the things that people and organizations like Homes For Our Troops are doing to give them opportunities to better their lives is such a special thing to be able to be a part of.”