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A. J. Foyt - Chronology

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1935 Born January 16 in Houston, Texas
1938 Father builds him a small race car to drive around the backyard
1955 Marries Lucy Zarr
1957 Wins first USAC (United States Auto Club) midget race
1958 Finishes 16th in his first Indianapolis 500
1959 Wins first USAC sprint car race
1960 Wins first Indy car race at the Duquoin 100
1962 Wins first USAC stock car race
1964 Wins first NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) race
1965 Breaks his back and foot during the Riverside Motor Trend 500 NASCAR race and is presumed dead by medics who arrive on the scene
1965 Ten weeks later, he wins the pole at a Phoenix Indy car event
1966 Sustains severe burns in an Indy car during practice
1972 Sustains burns and a broken leg in a dirt car race in Duquoin, Illinois
1981 Fractures right arm at Michigan 500
1981 Mother dies of heart failure on the night that Foyt qualifies for Indianapolis 500
1983 Father dies of cancer on the night that Foyt qualifies for Indianapolis 500
1983 Breaks two vertebrae during practice; nevertheless, he wins the Paul Revere 250 sports car race the same night
1988 Fined $5,000 and suspended from the NASCAR circuit for six months after he nearly hits several race officials with his car at the Winston 500
1990 Sustains serious leg injuries in Indy car race in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
1992 Races in last Indy car race at the Indianapolis 500
1993 Announces his retirement from Indy car racing shortly before he is scheduled to qualify for the Indianapolis 500
1994 Competes in his last NASCAR Winston Cup race at the Brickyard 400
1996 As a team owner, wins first Indy Racing League title with driver Scott Sharp
1998 As a team owner, wins second Indy Racing League title with driver Kenny Brack
1999 As a team owner, wins Indianapolis 500 with driver Kenny Brack
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