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A. J. Foyt

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt

Full Name: Anthony Joseph Foyt, Jr.
Profession: Racing Car Driver

United States of America

Why Famous: Raced in numerous genres of motorsports becoming the only driver to win the Indianapolis 500 (which he won four times), the Daytona 500, the 24 Hours of Daytona, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Born: January 16, 1935
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA
Age: 85 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn

Events in the Life of A. J. Foyt

  • 1960-09-05 A. J. Foyt wins the first of 67 Indy car victories at Du Quoin, Illinois. State Fairgrounds
  • 1961-05-30 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins in 3:35:37.540 (223.908 km/h)
  • 1964-05-30 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins in 3:23:35.813 (237.137 km/h)
  • 1967-05-31 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins in 3:18:24.211 (243.344 km/h)
  • 1967-06-11 A. J. Foyt and Dan Gurney drive a Ford to victory in Le Mans
  • 1972-02-20 14th Daytona 500: A.J. Foyt dominates the race, winning by almost 2 laps over his closest competitor Charlie Glotzbach
  • 1977-05-29 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins for a record 4th time
  • 1992-02-16 34th Daytona 500: Davey Allison joins father Bobby as a race winner; Richard Petty and A.J. Foyt's final drives in the event

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