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A.J. Foyt
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    (January 16, 1935- )
    A.J. is Anthony Joseph
    Four Time Indy 500 Winner (1961, 1964, 1967, 1977)
    67 Career USAC-CART Victories
    7 time USAC-CART Champion
    Only driver to win the Indy 500, Daytona 500 and 24 Hours of LeMans in his career.
    Won 1999 Indy 500 as an owner with driver Kenny Brack
    He has suffered numerous serious injuries in accidents including a broken back, burns, multiple broken legs, severe chest injuries and a severely broken arm.
    His attempt at being a Nascar team owner was unsuccessful.
    His business interests includes Service Corporation International, the nation's largest funeral service business.
    He is a notorious hot head.
    He slapped Arie Luyendyk after a race when Luyendyk was disputing a race result.
    He is the first to win four Indy 500s.
    He was considered one of the toughest drivers in racing history.
    The track doctor pronounced him dead after a stock car crash in Riverside, California in 1965. Another driver saw him move and revived him. He was back racing within 10 weeks of the accident.
    He went to Indy for the first time without enough money to pay for a hotel room. He rented a room in a nearby house. He won nearly $3000 in prize money in his first Indy 500 appearance.

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