A.J. Foyt

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Date Of Birth:
16 January 1935
Place Of Birth:
Houston, Texas
Best Known As:
Four-time Indy 500 Winner

Name at birth: Anthony Joseph Foyt

One of the greatest racing drivers of the 20th century, Texan A.J. Foyt won 12 national titles and 172 major races, including a record 67 Indy car wins. He is the only driver to have won what some have called the "Triple Crown" of professional racing: the Indianapolis 500 (1961,'64,'67 and '77), the Daytona 500 (1972) and the 24 Hour Le Mans (1967). Foyt retired in 1993, but continues to work as a team owner. He has received about every honor and award in professional racing, including being named "Best Driver of the Century" (with Mario Andretti) by the Associated Press.

Extra Credit

NASCAR driver Larry Foyt is Foyt’s son; Indy car racer A.J. Foyt IV is Foyt’s grandson.

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