Four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 race.
He dropped out of high school to become a mechanic.
He was a NASCAR driver with 159 victories, an all-time USAC record.
Married Lucy Zarr in 1955 and has two sons, A.J. Foyt III and Jerry, as well as a daughter, Terry Lynn.
As of 1998, he is titled as one of NASCAR's Fifty Greatest Drivers, like Richard Petty