… 30 Days in May … Day 14

Posted: May 16, 2018 in Uncategorized


Indianapolis 500 Insights

By: Jeff Majeski — Jeff’s Indy Talk

30 Days in MayDay 14

No. 14 — A.J. Foyt — 1973 Gilmore Racing Coyote/Foyt

Amazingly, Foyt was close to the bubble for the 1973 500, as his speed average of 188.927 miles per hour was 32nd-fastest (or second-slowest).

Not surprisingly, the 1973 race was one to forget for Foyt. He dropped out after 37 laps, then took over George Snider’s car, which wound up 11th.

Why Foyt had so much trouble in time trials in 1973 is hard to fathom because Super Tex usually was an excellent qualifier.

And consider this: In 1991, 33 years after his 500 debut, coming off devastating lower-leg injuries suffered in a gruesome crash at Road America and at age 56 (!), the amazing Foyt earned a front-row stating position – between Rick Mears and Mario Andretti, no less.

Many consider this the greatest front row in Indianapolis 500 history.



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