We’re chronicling 100 days of Indy 500 history on #SpeedRead leading up to the historic 100th Running. With 28 days to go, we’re digging deep into the IMS photo vault.
More from the vault: Roger Penske | The Unser family | The “day-after” shots | Can I get a word? | Drinking the milk | Henderson/Nabors | The Snake Pit | Selling the 500 | Going to the dogs | More 100 days blogs
Note: Vote for Foyt on Monday as IMS.com continues its “Champions of the 500” bracket here.
A.J. Foyt, arguably the greatest Indy 500 legend of them all, can be summed up in short bursts. First four-time winner. Most consecutive starts. A champion in front- and rear-engines. 12,272.5 miles completed.
We could go on, but it’s even more fun to look through the vault for photos of the man. You can imagine how many files come up when we type “Foyt” — so many that we’ll do two parts for this blog. Part 1 covers A.J. through 1969, with an emphasis on shots with his fellow drivers and crew. We hope there’s a few here that even the biggest Foyt fans perhaps haven’t seen before.