Auto Racing: I'll Take Horsepower


There is almost no limit to the lengths a man will go for pride. Take Texas' A. J. (for Anthony Joseph) Foyt.

There he was, at Florida's Daytona International Speedway—in a sports car, of all things.

Fast cars are nothing new to Foyt: he practically cut his teeth on a camshaft. The son of a Houston garage owner, A. J. won his first auto race at the age of four—in a scaled-down midget with a one-cylinder engine and a top speed of 18 m.p.h. He quit school at 17 to turn pro, fought...

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