A.J. Foyt

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A. J. Foyt
Foyt in 2015
Nationality American
Date of birth (1935-01-16) January 16, 1935 (age 83)
Place of birth Houston, Texas, U.S.
Related to A. 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

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. 
  2. "A. J. Foyt". Microsoft Encarta. Archived from the original on February 16, 2008. Retrieved February 8, 2016. 

Other websites[change | change source]

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