INDYCAR: Amid Crew Changes, A.J. Foyt Racing Retains Sato and Hawksworth for 2016

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WALLER, Texas – official team release — Bret Kelley/IndyCar photo — A.J. Foyt and his son Larry have made changes to the ABC Supply Racing team but they aren’t in the cockpit. Takuma Sato and Jack Hawksworth will continue as drivers of the ABC Supply Racing Hondas in 2016. The changes include hiring George Klotz to serve as Team Director …

INDYCAR: Foyt to Miss Final Two Races of 2015 Following Recent Knee Surgery

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INDIANAPOLIS – official series release — IndyCar photo — Verizon IndyCar Series team owner and Indy car legend A.J. Foyt underwent surgery Aug. 10 for a staph infection in his right artificial knee and will be unable to attend the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway or the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Aug. 30. The knee prosthesis was …

INDYCAR: A.J. Foyt Racing, ABC Supply Celebrating a Decade of Partnership in 2015

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WALLER, Texas — official team release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — This season AJ Foyt Racing will celebrate its 10th anniversary with sponsor ABC Supply Co. Inc. — which signed as the primary sponsor for the team starting with the 2005 Indianapolis 500. “We are thrilled to be celebrating our tenth anniversary with Foyt Racing,” said Keith Rozolis, president and …

INDYCAR: A.J. Foyt Still Recovering; Progressing Well Following Heart Surgery

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WALLER, Texas — official team release — IndyCar photo — A.J. Foyt continues to recover from his triple bypass surgery and subsequent complications at home in Houston. Foyt has been more active since his first return to the race shop in mid-January. “I’m doing a lot better; every day I’m doing a little bit more,” Foyt said. “I’m getting more …

Open Wheelin’ Blog: Looking Back And Looking Ahead; “SuperTex” A.J. Foyt At 80

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INDIANAPOLIS — Blog by Race Chaser Online Open Wheel Correspondent Joel Sebastianelli — IndyCar photo — It took me a few extra days to get my thoughts together, but for a man with a spirit the size of Texas, sometimes it takes those few extra minutes to get it all just quite right. With that being said — January 16, …

INDYCAR: A.J. Foyt Released From Hospital

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HOUSTON — official team release — Chris Owens/IndyCar photo — A.J. Foyt was released from Baylor-St. Luke’s Medical Center Tuesday afternoon and is recovering at home from his Nov. 12 triple bypass heart surgery. Although his heart surgery was successful, Foyt developed serious complications with his lungs. He was kept on a ventilator for eight days to allow his lungs …

INDYCAR: A.J. Foyt Still Recovering From Bypass Surgery; Remains In Houston Hospital

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HOUSTON – official release — Chris Owens/IndyCar photo — A.J. Foyt, who underwent successful triple bypass surgery on his heart Nov. 12, remains in a Houston hospital due to a post-operative complication which has been resolved. “A.J.’s doing really well,” said Larry Foyt, the youngest son of the four-time Indianapolis 500 winner and the director of his father’s racing team. “I’d …

INDYCAR: A.J. Foyt Undergoes Successful Heart Surgery

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HOUSTON — official release — Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images North America photo — Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt underwent successful coronary bypass surgery today in Houston after being diagnosed with blockages on Monday. Foyt, 79, had been admitted to the Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center on Friday with intermittent chest pains but initial testing results were inconclusive. However, a cardiac catheterization …

INDYCAR: A.J. Foyt Racing Expands to Two Cars; Hires Jack Hawksworth for 2015

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WALLER, Texas — official release — Chris Owens/IndyCar photo — Off-season? What off season? Verizon IndyCar Series team owner A.J. Foyt and his son, Larry Foyt, have been busy since the 2014 season ended two months ago. They have expanded their Verizon IndyCar Series team from one car to two, hired a rising star to drive while retaining the veteran …

INDYCAR: A.J. Foyt Opening Main Street Race Shop in Indiana

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. — official release — A.J. Foyt Racing photo — The Speedway Redevelopment Commission and A.J. Foyt Racing have signed agreements for purchase and renovation of a 45,000 square-foot building located at 1180 Main St. in Speedway, Ind. The new location will serve as an expansion of A.J. Foyt Racing’s team offices in Waller, Texas. The team will begin …

INDYCAR: Plowman to contest Indy double for Foyt team

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February 17, 2014 — team release — photo courtesy INDYCAR — SEBRING, Fla. — IndyCar rookie Martin Plowman will do the “Indy Double” this May, thus taking part in the IndyCar Series’ newest race and, two weeks later, its most historic competition at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 26-year-old Englishman will drive the No. 41 Al-Fe Heat Treating Honda in the Grand …