IndyCar » AJ Foyt on the mend after heart op

Team owner AJ Foyt wasn't able to attend the IndyCar season opener at St Petersburg - because he was recovering from emergency heart surgery.

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arthur gruntfuttock - Unregistered

April 01, 2011 12:16 PM

What a man A.J.Foyt is. I cannot believe he was still racing with the top guys at that age. Tough as old boots and uncompromising which set him apart from the 'ordinary' guys running in racing. I think he probably raced the GT40 as well as anyone and that includes an illustrious list. Get well soon old fella!

Maxx - Unregistered

April 01, 2011 5:45 PM

Nothing is gonna kill that tough old bastard. He was almost crushed to death when he rolled a Caterpiller bulldozer into a lake a couple years ago. If AJ says double file restarts are good that's all anybody should need to hear. Even though it may cost him a car, or two. How refreshing it would be to see more drivers like him again. He'll drive anything anywhere and be competitive. He will also live wuth the rules that are writen. After the Indy race, most of the drivers were whining like babies about the new rules on restarts. You're supposed to be professionals, act like one.

B-Dawg - Unregistered

April 01, 2011 7:08 PM

Get well soon, AJ!!

I just have to make a correction... AJ didn't fail to qualify at Indy in 1993 or any other year. If I remember right, he was running some laps, and then made a slow lap and made the retirement announcement.

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