Racing Legend A.J. Foyt, The Death Cheating Texan, Returns To Indy

  • The 88-year-old racing legend A.J. Foyt returns this Memorial Day weekend to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the annual Indy 500 race.
  • But this year, the 88-year-old Foyt will be without his wife, Lucy, who died last month.
  • An Associated Press feature on Foyt begin with the anecdote about Foyt, at 15 in a boat that he and two friends were riding in capsized in a storm an reads, “So began a life spent cheating death.”
  • Foyt won his first Indy 500 in 1961, then in 1964,  1967 and 1977 , making him the first four-time winner.
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