A. J. Foyt

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Anthony Joseph Foyt, Jr.
Born(1935-01-16) January 16, 1935 (age 77)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Awards

Only driver to win the Indianapolis 500 (four times), the Daytona 500, the 24 Hours of Daytona, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

International Motorsports Hall of Fame Inductee (2000)

Named co-Driver of the Century by the Associated Press

Named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)

Inducted in the first class in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame (U.S.) (1990)

Inducted in the first class into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (1989)

Inducted in the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame (1988)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
128 race(s) run over 30 year(s)
Best finish40th—1989 (Winston Cup)
First race1963 Motor Trend 500 (Riverside)
Last race1994 Brickyard 400 (Indianapolis)
First win1964 Firecracker 400 (Daytona)
Last win1972 Miller High Life 500 (Ontario)
WinsTop tensPoles
7369
 
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Anthony Joseph Foyt, Jr.
Born(1935-01-16) January 16, 1935 (age 77)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Awards

Only driver to win the Indianapolis 500 (four times), the Daytona 500, the 24 Hours of Daytona, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

International Motorsports Hall of Fame Inductee (2000)

Named co-Driver of the Century by the Associated Press

Named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)

Inducted in the first class in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame (U.S.) (1990)

Inducted in the first class into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (1989)

Inducted in the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame (1988)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
128 race(s) run over 30 year(s)
Best finish40th—1989 (Winston Cup)
First race1963 Motor Trend 500 (Riverside)
Last race1994 Brickyard 400 (Indianapolis)
First win1964 Firecracker 400 (Daytona)
Last win1972 Miller High Life 500 (Ontario)
WinsTop tensPoles
7369
A. J. Foyt
Related toA. J. Foyt IV (grandson)
Larry Foyt (adopted son)
USAC & CART Championship Car series
Years active1957–1993
TeamsDean Van Lines Special
Anstead-Thompson Racing
Gilmore Racing
A. J. Foyt Enterprises
Starts369
Wins67
Poles53
Best finish1st in 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1975, & 1979 (USAC)
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
A. J. Foyt
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited States American
Active years19581960
TeamsKuzma, Kurtis Kraft
Races3
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First race1958 Indianapolis 500
Last race1960 Indianapolis 500

Anthony Joseph Foyt, Jr., or as he is universally known as in motorsports circles, A. J. Foyt (born January 16, 1935), 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,[1] and the all-time American championship racing career wins record with 67.[2]

He is 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. Foyt won the International Race of Champions all-star racing series in 1976 and 1977. 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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Early life

Foyt was born in Houston, Texas. He attended Pershing and Hamilton middle schools and Lamar and San Jacinto high schools,[3] but he dropped out to become a mechanic.[4]

Driving career

Midget car career

Foyt in a midget car in 1961

He started his USAC career in a midget car at the 1956 Night before the 500 in Anderson, Indiana. His first midget car win was at a 100 lap event at Kansas City in 1957, and finished seventh in the season points standings.[1] He left midget cars after the 1957 season to drive in sprint cars and Championship Car. He did occasionally compete in midget car events. He won the 1960 and 1961 Turkey Night Grand Prix, the first two years that it was held at Ascot Park. He won the 1961 Hut Hundred after starting last, and finished seventh in National Midget points that year. He won the 1970 Astro Grand Prix, an event that he promoted in his hometown of Houston. He ended his career with 20 midget car feature wins.

Championship car career

The car Foyt drove to Indy victory in 1977
Foyt racing at Pocono in 1984

In 1961, he became the first driver to successfully defend his points championship and win the Indianapolis 500 race. Late in the 500, Foyt stopped for fuel, but a refueling malfunction meant that he returned to the race without enough fuel to finish. Eddie Sachs, unaware that Foyt's now-quicker car was light on fuel, pushed hard to keep up—and Sachs had to pit from the lead with just three laps remaining to replace a shredded right-rear tire. Foyt pitted again also but only for enough fuel to finish. He took over the lead and beat Sachs by just 8.28 seconds—the second-closest finish in history at the time. He raced in each season from 1957–1992, starting in 374 races and finishing in the top ten 201 times, with 67 victories. In 1958, Foyt raced in Italy in the Trophy of the Two Worlds on the banking at Monza.

Ford-powered entries were widely expected to dominate the 1964 Indianapolis 500. Discussions between Ford officials and Foyt (who had a stock car contract with Ford at the time) took place early in the month of May about the possibility of Foyt taking over the third (backup) Team Lotus-Ford. Foyt wanted the use of the car for the entire month, but Lotus team owner Colin Chapman was reluctant to give up the reserve car in case something happened to team drivers Jim Clark and Dan Gurney, so discussions ended and Foyt stayed with his reliable, well-sorted Offenhauser-engined roadster. When the two fastest Lotus-Fords, driven by Jim Clark and Bobby Marshman, fell out of the race with mechanical problems, and Parnelli Jones was knocked out when his fuel tank exploded during a pit stop, Foyt was left alone at the front of the field, and cruised home to win his second Indianapolis 500. The race is remembered for the fiery second-lap crash that claimed the lives of Dave MacDonald and Eddie Sachs. Foyt did not learn of the fate of his two friends until he reached victory lane and was handed a newspaper with a headline announcing the tragedy.

Also, in 1964 Foyt won a record 10 of 14 races enroute to his championship.

In 1966 at the Milwaukee, WI. August 200-mile (320 km) Championship Car race his rear engined Lotus pavement car was not at the track so Foyt unloaded the Offenhauser engined dirt track car he had won the 100-mile (160 km) race with at Springfield, Il. the previous day sprayed the mud off the car, installed pavement tires and a set-up for the one mile (1.6 km) oval. He received permission to take two extra warm up laps during qualifying as he had no time for practice and then qualified the car on the pole, led the race for 18 out of 200 laps but then had to stop for a new rear tire, and finished 2nd to Gordon Johncock driving a rear engined Gerhardt-Offy indy car.

In the 1967 Indianapolis 500, Parnelli Jones' STP-Paxton Turbocar was expected to easily defeat the field of piston engines. Jones lapped the field, but his car expired with three laps remaining, and Foyt inherited the lead. But as he drove down the back straightaway on the last lap, Foyt suddenly remembered an odd premonition that had struck him the night before, when he wondered aloud what would happen in the event of a big last-lap accident. As Foyt moved through Turn 3 on the 200th lap, he slowed down. A few hundred yards ahead of him, Carl Williams spun out as he exited Turn 4, triggering a five-car front-stretch accident right in front of Foyt. Traveling at no more than 100 mph, Foyt threaded his way through the wreckage and safely took the checkered flag. The race took two days to complete when rain stopped the race on the 18th lap on the first day.

In the 1977 Indianapolis 500, Foyt ran out of fuel, and had to make up around 32 seconds on Gordon Johncock. Foyt made up 1.5 to 2 seconds per lap by turning up his turbo boost, which risks destroying the engine. Johncock's own engine expired just as Foyt had closed to within eight seconds back after both drivers' final pit stops, and Foyt passed for the win.

He won the Indianapolis 500 4 times, in 1961, 1964, 1967, 1977. He was the first driver to do so. The feat has since been matched by Al Unser (1970, 1971, 1978, 1987) and Rick Mears (1979, 1984, 1988, 1991). Of his 67 career championship car race victories, twelve (12) were won at Trenton (NJ) Speedway. Foyt also won the Indycar Series 7 times; a record that still stands.

In a 1990 CART race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, Foyt was involved in a serious crash that damaged his legs and feet severely. He would return the following year for the 1991 Indianapolis 500 to qualify 2nd.

Stock car career

USAC Stock Car

He was the champion in USAC's stock car in 1968, 1978, and 1979. He finished second in 1963 and 1969, and third in 1970.[5]

NASCAR

Foyt only needed ten races to get his first NASCAR victory. Richard Petty dominated the 1964 Firecracker 400 until he went out with engine problems. Foyt swapped the lead with Bobby Isaac for the final 50 laps of the summer event at the Daytona International Speedway. Foyt passed Isaac on the final lap to win the race.

In January 1965, Foyt qualified and ran in the front of the pack most of the day with Dan Gurney and Parnelli Jones in the Motor Trend 500 at Riverside. Parnelli retired with mechanical issues, leaving Gurney and Foyt to contest the lead. Late in the race, dueling with Gurney, Foyt spun. His car refired, and he charged through the field in an attempt to regain lost positions. After running hard to catch leader Gurney, Foyt's brakes failed entering Turn 9 at the end of Riverside's mile-long, downhill back straight. Foyt turned the car into the infield at more than 100 mph, and the car tumbled violently end-over-end several times. The track doctor at Riverside International Raceway pronounced Foyt dead at the scene of the severe crash, but fellow driver Parnelli Jones revived him after seeing movement. Foyt suffered severe chest injuries, a broken back, and a fractured ankle. Footage of his flipping #00 Ford, owned by Holman Moody, is featured in the final scene of the movie Redline 7000.

Foyt ran out of gas near the end of the 1971 Daytona 500, and Petty passed him for the win. Foyt again had the car to beat in the 1972 Daytona 500, but this time succeeded in a dominating performance. Only three drivers led during the race.

Foyt won the 1971 and 1972 races at the Ontario Motor Speedway for Wood Brothers Racing. The track was shaped like the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 1972 race was his last NASCAR win.

Career summary

Awards

Indianapolis 500 records

Foyt has numerous career records at the Indianapolis 500: the first of to date three drivers to win a record four times, the most consecutive and career starts (35), most races led (13), most times led during the career (39), and most competitive laps and miles during a career (4,909 laps, 12,272.5 miles). In the 1961 Indianapolis 500 Foyt won over Eddie Sachs with a lead of 8.28 seconds, the second closest finish in Indianapolis history at the time.

As of November 2011, Foyt stands as only the third-oldest living winner of the Indianapolis 500 (Parnelli Jones and Bobby Unser are older), but the longest-ago living winner (1961).

Car owner

A. J. Foyt (right) and former driver Darren Manning (left) at the 2007 Indianapolis 500.

While an active driver, Foyt entered into a longtime partnership with Kalamazoo, Michigan businessman Jim Gilmore, and raced under the Gilmore-Foyt Racing name for many years.

After retiring as a driver, he continued his involvement in racing as a car owner of A. J. Foyt Enterprises in the CART series, then the Indy Racing League (IRL) and NASCAR.

Scott Sharp took a share of the 1996 Indy Racing League (IRL) title driving for Foyt while Kenny Bräck won the 1998 IRL title, also in a Foyt car. Bräck won the 1999 Indianapolis 500 in Foyt's car, putting Foyt in the winner's circle at Indy for the fifth time. The current driver for his IRL team, A. J. Foyt Enterprises, is Mike Conway.

On June 7, 1997, Foyt (as an owner) was involved in an incident that helped shape the history of the Indy Racing League and added to his reputation as a man of little patience. One of his drivers, Billy Boat, had been declared the winner of the inaugural IRL race at Texas Motor Speedway that had been held that night, and his other driver, Davey Hamilton, had come in second. However, Dutch driver Arie Luyendyk disputed Boat's win, claiming that he was in the lead when a scoring error by USAC (who had scored all IRL races up until that time) gave Boat the checkered flag. When Luyendyk entered victory lane after the race to confront TMS general manager Eddie Gossage about the finish uttering obscenities, an irate Foyt approached Luyendyk from behind and slapped and shoved him into tulips (ironically given Luyendyk's Dutch nationality). Luyendyk then requested a review of the race; a few days later, USAC reversed its position and declared Luyendyk the winner; Foyt kept the victory lane-awarded trophy. Following the controversy, the IRL relieved USAC of the scoring duties for its events.

Family

Foyt is the grandfather of A. J. Foyt IV. Foyt is the grandfather and adoptive father of Larry Foyt. He is also the godfather of driver John Andretti. When not busy with the racing season, A.J. Foyt likes to spend time at the family Ranch, The Foyt Ranch located in Hockley, Texas.

Racing record

Complete Formula One World Championship results

(key)

YearEntrantChassisEngine1234567891011WDCPoints
1958Dean Van LinesKuzmaOffenhauserARG
MON
NED
500
Ret
BEL
FRA
GBR
GER
POR
ITA
MOR
NC0
1959Dean Van LinesKuzmaOffenhauserMON
500
10
NED
FRA
GBR
GER
POR
ITA
USA
NC0
1960Bowes Seal FastKurtis KraftOffenhauserARG
MON
500
Ret
NED
BEL
FRA
GBR
POR
ITA
USA
NC0

USAC results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

YearTeam123456789101112131415161718RankPoints
1975Gilmore RacingUnited States
ONT1
1
United States
ONT2
United States
ONT3
1
United States
PHX
3
United States
TRE
1
United States
INDY
3
United States
MIL
1
United States
POC
1
United States
MIS
1
United States
MIL2
20
United States
MIS2
7
United States
TRE2
2
United States
PHX2
1
1st4920
1976Gilmore RacingUnited States
PHX
21
United States
TRE
18
United States
INDY
2
United States
MIL
17
United States
POC
31
United States
MIS
3
United States
TWS
1
United States
TRE2
19
United States
MIL2
United States
ONT
23
United States
MIS2
1
United States
TWS2
11
United States
PHX2
WD
7th1720
1977Gilmore RacingUnited States
ONT
1
United States
PHX
2
United States
TWS
14
United States
TRE
United States
INDY
1
United States
MIL
WD
United States
POC
15
Canada
MOS
1
United States
MIS
DNS
United States
TWS2
19
United States
MIL2
United States
ONT2
2
United States
MIS2
United States
PHX2
4th2840
1978Gilmore RacingUnited States
PHX
3
United States
ONT
4
United States
TWS
17
United States
TRE
2
United States
INDY
7
Canada
MOS
16
United States
MIL
19
United States
POC
8
United States
MIS
16
United States
ATL
4
United States
TWS2
1
United States
MIL2
4
United States
ONT2
28
United States
MIS2
5
United States
TRE2
19
United Kingdom
SIL
1
United Kingdom
BRH
4
United States
PHX2
2
5th3024
1979Gilmore RacingUnited States
ONT
1
United States
TWS
1
United States
INDY
2
United States
MIL
1
United States
POC
1
United States
TWS2
1
United States
MIL2
12
1st3320
1980Gilmore RacingUnited States
ONT
WD
United States
INDY
14
United States
MIL
United States
POC
19
United States
MDO
35th45
1981-82Gilmore RacingUnited States
INDY
13
United States
POC
1
United States
ILL
United States
DUQ
United States
ISF
United States
INDY
19
4th1045

CART results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

YearTeam1234567891011121314151617RankPoints
1979Gilmore RacingUnited States
PHX
United States
ATL1
United States
ATL2
United States
INDY
2
United States
TRE1
United States
TRE2
United States
MIS1
United States
MIS2
United States
WGL
United States
TRE3
United States
ONT
United States
MIS3
United States
ATL3
United States
PHX2
NC-
1980Gilmore RacingUnited States
ONT
WD
United States
INDY
Ret
United States
MIL
United States
POC
Ret
United States
MDO
United States
MIS1
United States
WGL
United States
MIL
United States
ONT2
United States
MIS2
Mexico
MEX
United States
PHX
44th45
1981Gilmore RacingUnited States
PHX1
United States
MIL1
United States
ATL1
United States
ATL2
United States
MIS
Ret
United States
RIV
United States
MIL2
United States
MIS2
United States
WGL
Mexico
MEX
United States
PHX2
NC0
1982Gilmore RacingUnited States
PHX1
United States
ATL
United States
MIL1
2
United States
CLE
Ret
United States
MIS1
Ret
United States
MIL2
United States
POC
Ret
United States
RIV
United States
ROA
United States
MIS2
Ret
United States
PHX2
      28th22
1983Gilmore RacingUnited States
ATL
United States
INDY
Ret
United States
MIL
United States
CLE
United States
MIS1
United States
ROA
United States
POC
United States
RIV
United States
MDO
United States
MIS2
United States
LVG
United States
LS
United States
PHX
    NC0
1984Gilmore RacingUnited States
LBH
United States
PHX1
United States
INDY
6
United States
MIL
United States
POR
United States
MEA
United States
CLE
United States
MIS1
Ret
United States
ROA
United States
POC
Ret
United States
MDO
Canada
SAN
United States
MIS2
DNS
United States
PHX2
Ret
United States
LS
United States
LVG
Ret
21st22
1985Copenhagen/Gilmore RacingUnited States
LBH
United States
INDY
Ret
United States
MIL
United States
POR
United States
MEA
Ret
United States
CLE
DNS
United States
MIS
DNS
United States
ROA
United States
POC
Ret
United States
MDO
Canada
SAN
Ret
United States
MIS2
United States
LS
United States
PHX
Ret
United States
MIA
Ret
  NC0
1986Copenhagen/Gilmore RacingUnited States
PHX
Ret
United States
LBH
United States
INDY
Ret
United States
MIL
Ret
United States
POR
United States
MEA
United States
CLE
Canada
TOR
United States
MIS
9
United States
POC
4
United States
MDO
Canada
SAN
United States
MIS2
16
United States
ROA
United States
LS
United States
PHX
Ret
United States
MIA
Ret
21st16
1987Copenhagen/Gilmore RacingUnited States
LBH
United States
PHX
United States
INDY
Ret
United States
MIL
6
United States
POR
United States
MEA
United States
CLE
Canada
TOR
United States
MIS
Ret
United States
POC
7
United States
ROA
United States
MDO
United States
NZR
7
United States
LS
United States
MIA
Ret
  23rd14
1988Copenhagen/Gilmore RacingUnited States
PHX
4
United States
LBH
11
United States
INDY
Ret
United States
MIL
5
United States
POR
15
United States
CLE
11
Canada
TOR
15
United States
MEA
Ret
United States
MIS
WD
United States
POC
Ret
United States
MDO
Ret
United States
ROA
10
United States
NZR
Ret
United States
LS
Ret
United States
MIA
Ret
16th29
1989Copenhagen/Gilmore RacingUnited States
PHX
Ret
United States
LBH
Ret
United States
INDY
5
United States
MIL
Ret
United States
DET
Ret
United States
POR
WD
United States
CLE
United States
MEA
Ret
Canada
TOR
17
United States
MIS
Ret
United States
POC
Ret
United States
MDO
Ret
United States
ROA
Ret
United States
NZR
Ret
United States
LS
18th10
1990Copenhagen/Gilmore RacingUnited States
PHX
Ret
United States
LBH
Ret
United States
INDY
6
United States
MIL
9
United States
DET
Ret
United States
POR
10
United States
CLE
7
United States
MEA
5
Canada
TOR
16
United States
MIS
6
United States
DEN
10
Canada
VAN
13
United States
MDO
15
United States
ROA
Ret
United States
NZR
United States
LS
11th42
1991Copenhagen RacingAustralia
SRF
United States
LBH
United States
PHX
United States
INDY
Ret
United States
MIL
Ret
United States
DET
Ret
United States
POR
16
United States
CLE
Ret
United States
MEA
13
Canada
TOR
United States
MIS
Ret
United States
DEN
Canada
VAN
United States
MDO
United States
ROA
United States
NZR
Ret
United States
LS
32nd0
1992Walker MotorsportAustralia
SRF
Ret
26th4
Copenhagen RacingUnited States
PHX
DNQ
United States
LBH
United States
INDY
9
United States
DET
United States
POR
United States
MIL
United States
NHM
Canada
TOR
United States
MIS
United States
CLE
United States
ROA
Canada
VAN
United States
MDO
United States
NZR
United States
LS
1993Copenhagen RacingAustralia
SRF
United States
PHX
United States
LBH
United States
INDY
DNQ
United States
MIL
United States
DET
United States
POR
United States
CLE
Canada
TOR
United States
MIS
United States
NHM
United States
ROA
Canada
VAN
United States
MDO
United States
NZR
United States
LS
NC-

Indy 500 results

YearChassisEngineStartFinish
1958Kuzma/BrawnerOffy12th16th
1959KuzmaOffy17th10th
1960Kurtis/EpperlyOffy16th25th
1961TrevisOffy7th1st
1962TrevisOffy5th23rd
1963TrevisOffy8th3rd
1964WatsonOffy5th1st
1965Lotus 34Ford1st15th
1966Lotus 38Ford18th26th
1967Coyote 67Ford4th1st
1968Coyote 68Ford8th20th
1969Coyote/KuzmaFord1st8th
1970Coyote 70Ford3rd10th
1971Coyote 71Ford6th3rd
1972Coyote 72Foyt17th25th
1973Coyote 73Foyt23rd25th
1974Coyote 73Foyt1st15th
1975Coyote 75Foyt1st3rd
1976Coyote 75Foyt5th2nd
1977Coyote 75Foyt4th1st
1978Coyote 75Foyt20th7th
1979Parnelli VPJ6CFord Cosworth DFX6th2nd
1980Parnelli VPJ6CFord Cosworth DFX12th14th
1981Coyote 81Ford Cosworth DFX3rd13th
1982March 82CFord Cosworth DFX3rd19th
1983March 83CFord Cosworth DFX24th31st
1984March 84CFord Cosworth DFX12th6th
1985March 85CFord Cosworth DFX21st28th
1986March 86CFord Cosworth DFX21st24th
1987Lola T87/00Ford Cosworth DFX4th19th
1988Lola T87/00Ford Cosworth DFX22nd26th
1989Lola T89/00Ford Cosworth DFX10th5th
1990Lola T90/00Chevrolet 265A8th6th
1991Lola T91/00Chevrolet 265A2nd28th
1992Lola T92/00Chevrolet 265A23rd9th
1993Lola T93/00Ford XBRetired

Indy 500 qualifying results

YearAtt #DateTimeQual
Day
Car #LapsQual
Time
Qual
Speed
RankStartComment
19672205-13221142PULLED OFF
19672805-13281144166.28944 
1968805-188114166.82188 
1969405-2442643:31.0600170.56811 
1970505-165174170.00433 
1971205-1521943:26.5200174.31766 
1972305-1317:57120BLOWN ENGINE
19723005-2011:302243:10.4800188.996516 
19732505-1214:271143WAVED OFF
19732705-1215:2011443:10.5500188.9273223 
1974805-1111:0511443:07.8600191.63211 
1975405-1011:381141PULLED OFF
19751905-1016:1011443:05.5900193.97611 
19761205-1516:5511443:14.3200185.261105 
1977105-1411:0211443:06.0800193.465ATTEMPT WITHDRAWN BY USAC
19771205-1412:3911443:05.0300194.56354 
19781405-2012:471140PULLED OFF
19783905-2113:2431442:59.8900200.122321 
19793305-1316:3211443:09.8600189.61366 
19802405-1014:241140 
19803205-1016:141141FLAGGED OFF; RAIN
19803305-1017:5911443:14.0700185.5001612 
1981205-0915:4911443:03.6000196.07863 
19822505-1516:2311442:57.0500203.33233 
19833005-2114:5921443:00.4000199.5571424 
19842505-1215:231141PULLED OFF
19843905-1217:391442:56.5920203.8601212 
19851005-1111:5511442:54.9420205.7822721 
19863605-1112:0921442:48.8460213.212522 
19872105-0917:0711442:50.6690210.93544 
1988405-141140PULLED OFF
19883105-1417:231143PULLED OFF
19884705-2114:3534142:51.6770209.6961522 
19891505-1413:2411442:45.7950217.1361210 
19902405-1911:3211442:43.3210220.42588 
1991105-1111:0011442:41.8390222.44362 
19922305-0917:571143PULLED OFF
19922805-1012:2021442:41.5810222.7981623 

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Biography at the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame
  2. ^ ChampCarStats All-Time Records
  3. ^ HISD Connect - Alumni Houston Independent School District
  4. ^ Foyt, A. J. Microsoft Encarta. Archived 2009-10-31.
  5. ^ "USAC Stock Car Championship History", ultimateracinghistory.com, Retrieved September 7, 2007

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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
USAC Stock Car Champion
1968
Succeeded by
Roger McCluskey
Preceded by
Paul Feldner
USAC Stock Car Champion
1978, 1979
Succeeded by
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
Indianapolis 500 Winner
1961
Succeeded by
Rodger Ward
Preceded by
Parnelli Jones
Indianapolis 500 Winner
1964
Succeeded by
Jim Clark
Preceded by
Graham Hill
Indianapolis 500 Winner
1967
Succeeded by
Bobby Unser
Preceded by
Johnny Rutherford
Indianapolis 500 Winner
1977
Succeeded by
Al Unser
Preceded by
Richard Petty
Daytona 500 Winner
1972
Succeeded by
Richard Petty