A.J. Foyt

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A. J. Foyt
AJ Foyt at Foyt Wine Vault - 2015 - Sarah Stierch 2.jpg
Foyt in 2015
NationalityAmerican
BornAnthony Joseph Foyt, Jr.
(1935-01-16) January 16, 1935 (age 84)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Related toA. J. Foyt IV (grandson)
Larry Foyt (adopted son)
Championship titles
1960

1960
1961
1963
1964
1967
1968
1972

1975
1975–76
1976–77
1978
1979
1979
USAC Sprint Car Series Champion
USAC National Champion
USAC National Champion
USAC National Champion
USAC National Champion
USAC National Champion
USAC Stock Car Champion
USAC Silver Crown Series Champion
USAC National Champion
IROC Champion
IROC Champion
USAC Stock Car Champion
USAC Gold Crown Champion
USAC Stock Car Champion
Awards
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
128 races run over 30 years
Best finish40th (1989)
First race1963 Motor Trend 500 (Riverside)
Last race1994 Brickyard 400 (Indianapolis)
First win1964 Firecracker 400 (Daytona)
Last win1972 Miller High Life 500 (Ontario)
Wins Top tens Poles
7 36 9
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
3 races run over 2 years
Best finish81st (1995)
First race1995 GM Goodwrench/Delco Battery 200 (Phoenix)
Last race1996 Carquest 420K (Las Vegas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
USAC & CART Championship Car series
Years active1957–1993
TeamsDean Van Lines Special
Anstead-Thompson Racing
Gilmore Racing
A. J. Foyt Enterprises
Starts369
Wins67
Podiums117
Poles53
Best finish1st in 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1975, & 1979 (USAC)
Formula One World Championship career
Active years19581960
TeamsKuzma, Kurtis Kraft
Entries3
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1958 Indianapolis 500
Last entry1960 Indianapolis 500

Anthony Joseph Foyt, Jr. (born January 16, 1935) is an American racecar driver. He was a four-time Indianapolis 500 winner. He also won at the Daytona 500.

Early life[change | change source]

Foyt was born in Houston, Texas. He attended Pershing and Hamilton middle schools and Lamar, San Jacinto and St. Thomas Catholic high schools,[1] but he dropped out to become a mechanic.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Distinguished HISD Alumni". Houston Independent School District. Archived from the original on April 6, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "A. J. Foyt". Microsoft Encarta. Archived from the original on February 16, 2008. Retrieved February 8, 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bobby Unser
IROC Champion
IROC III (1976), IROC IV (1977)
Succeeded by
Al Unser
Preceded by
Don White
Paul Feldner
USAC Stock Car Champion
1968
1978, 1979
Succeeded by
Roger McCluskey
Joe Ruttman
Achievements
Preceded by
Bruce McLaren
Chris Amon
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1967 with:
Dan Gurney
Succeeded by
Pedro Rodriguez
Lucien Bianchi
Preceded by
Jim Rathmann
Parnelli Jones
Graham Hill
Johnny Rutherford
Indianapolis 500 Winner
1961
1964
1967
1977
Succeeded by
Rodger Ward
Jim Clark
Bobby Unser
Al Unser
Preceded by
Richard Petty
Daytona 500 Winner
1972
Succeeded by
Richard Petty