A. J. Foyt

Race car driver, Athlete

1935 –

50

Who is A. J. Foyt?

Anthony Joseph "A. J." Foyt, Jr. is a retired American automobile racing driver. He raced in numerous genres of motorsports. His open wheel racing includes USAC Champ cars and midget cars. He raced stock cars in NASCAR and USAC. He won several major sports car racing events. He holds the all-time USAC career wins record with 159 victories, and the all-time American championship racing career wins record with 67.

He is the only driver to win the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500, the 24 Hours of Daytona, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Foyt won the International Race of Champions all-star racing series in 1976 and 1977. In the NASCAR stock car circuit, he won the 1964 Firecracker 400 and the 1972 Daytona 500. Foyt survived three spectacular crashes that caused serious injuries, and narrowly escaped a fourth with skillful driving. Foyt's success has led to induction in numerous motorsports halls of fame.

Since his retirement from active racing, he has owned A. J. Foyt Enterprises, which has fielded teams in the CART, IRL, and NASCAR.

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Born
Jan 16, 1935
Houston
Also known as
  • A.J. Foyt
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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