IRL: Larry Foyt sponsor announced

Jacob and Co. Teams Up With Race Driver Larry Foyt INDIANAPOLIS May 17, 2004--Time flies has a new meaning around the Foyt Racing team at Indianapolis. Larry Foyt has teamed up with Jacob and Co. which designs unique watches including the one...

Jacob and Co. Teams Up With Race Driver Larry Foyt

INDIANAPOLIS May 17, 2004--Time flies has a new meaning around the Foyt Racing team at Indianapolis. Larry Foyt has teamed up with Jacob and Co. which designs unique watches including the one Foyt is sporting these days.

Foyt's black and silver helmet incorporates the watch-face of the Jacob and Co. Five Time Zone Watch as part of the agreement. The timepiece features a main dial set to local time and four smaller dials showing the time in Tokyo, Paris, New York and Los Angeles.

"We are excited to be part of the Foyt Racing team and Larry Foyt's first Indy 500," said Jay Albaum, national sales manager of Jacob and Co. "Jacob and Co. is on the cutting edge of the watch industry and Indy car racing is certainly on the cutting edge of motorsports, so it's a natural fit."

The 27-year-old Houstonian qualified Saturday afternoon for his first Indianapolis 500 driving for his father A.J. Foyt who became Indy's first four-time winner.

"I am having the time of my life this month," said young Foyt. "Teaming up with a really cool watchmaker like Jacob and Co. and being able to share my experience of my first Indy 500 with them, is terrific.

"Last month my dad's team was racing in Japan and I'm sure the Five Time Zone Watch would have eliminated those 3 a.m. phone calls back home!," Foyt said.

Foyt will compete in the Indy 500 on Sunday, May 30th starting at 12 noon "New York" time.

For more information on Jacob and Co., please check out the web site, www.jacobandco.com.

For more information on the Foyt Racing team, see our web site www.foytracing.com.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Larry Foyt , A.J. Foyt