Despite his terrible eating habits, Foyt was neither a drinker nor a smoker. Anthony Joseph Foyt Jr. Race cars are not the only displays in the museum. Less than a year after the crash, Foyt walked to his car at the Indy , and qualified second. He is also the godfather of driver John Andretti.
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Foyt won the International Race of Champions all-star racing series in and Foyt repeated his winning Indy performance one last time in , when, at age 42, he drove to victory from a fourth-place qualifying start; the car that carried him to his legendary fourth win at a top speed of International Race of Champions winners. Foyt prefers the more casual look. In his panic, he jumped out of the car, intending to jump into a lake in the infield. In addition, while most auto racers specialize in driving a certain type of car or racing on a certain type of terrain, Foyt has raced in — and won — premier auto-racing events in radically different cars on a variety of road and track courses around the world. Likewise, Foyt has passed the auto-racing bug down to other members of his family, including his grandson, A.
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The following year he made his debut at the Indianapolis , avoiding a near crash to finish 16th. Foyt Racing has had a number of ups and downs — sadly, much more of the latter than the former. In , he won the crown jewel of stock car racing, the Daytona This was not the way A. There were times when he got out of the car and his whole right side under his uniform would have blood oozing out because of the pounding of the dirt. Qualifying for the 23rd starting position with a speed of He earned the pole again for and finished third.
Foyt can grin, even laugh about all the physical pain, all these years. An unwritten training progression, mostly informal but a necessity if you wanted to get to the show, took place in Southern California with the Justice Brothers at the heart of it all. Richard Petty dominated the Firecracker until he went out with engine problems. His final as a driver was when he finished ninth, down five laps. Of his 67 career Championship Car race victories, twelve were won at Trenton Speedway.