A. J. Foyt IV

Anthony Joseph A. J. Foyt IV ( born May 25, 1984 in Louisville ( Kentucky) ) is a currently pausierender American race car driver who has driven in the IndyCar Series from 2003 to 2010. He is the grandson of U.S. motorsport legend AJ Foyt.

His first appearance in the IndyCar Series had Foyt 2003 for the team AJ Foyt Enterprises of his grandfather. On his 19th birthday he played the Indy 500 in 2003, which he was the youngest driver to ever competed there. By the end of the 2005 season were from greater success. In the championship he reached positions to 20th place, earning him a reputation for sitting in the car of the team solely because of his name. For the two road course races at Infineon Raceway and Watkins Glen, he was replaced by Jeff Bucknum.

By the end of 2005, he tried to similarly modest success in the NASCAR Busch Series. Since his team moved in early 2006 merged with another and in this course from Dodge to Chevrolet, there was a new problem: Foyt had a contract directly with Dodge. An attempt to qualify for another team, failed. Since 2006, Foyt has therefore not played a NASCAR race more.

When IndyCar 2006 season finale at Chicagoland Speedway, there was an opportunity to return to the IndyCar Series. Dario Franchitti had been injured, so AJ Foyt IV stepped in as a replacement driver for Andretti Green Racing, and finished the race in 14th. In the seasons 2007 and 2008 he drove in the IndyCar Series for Team Vision Racing, where he scored his two best results: the third place on the Kentucky Speedway in 2007 and the fifth in the aborted due to rain race at the Iowa Speedway in 2008.

In 2009, he took only two IndyCar events in part, the Indianapolis 500 and the race at the Texas Motor Speedway. The following year he was reported only for the Indy 500, but got out after he did not come at the Pole Day the top 24, after Jaques Lazier took his place.

Since 2010, resting his motorsport career, he instead works as a scouting assistant for the American football team the Indianapolis Colts.

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