Born Anthony Joseph Foyt on January 16, 1935 in Houston, Texas, he is considered by many as the greatest race car driver of all time. He joined USAC racing in 1957 and in 1961, he became the first driver to successfully defend his points championship and win the Indianapolis 500 race.
A.J. Foyt drove in the Indianapolis 500 for 35 consecutive years, winning it 4 times. Skilled and highly versatile as a driver, he is the only person to record victories in the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500 stock car race, the 24 hours of Daytona, and the 24 hours of Le Mans international sports car endurance race in Le Mans, France.