A.J. Timeline

1953

Wins first midget race at Playland Park in Houston, Texas

1957

Wins first USAC midget race on May 12 in Kansas City, Mo.

Competes in first Indy car race on August 17 in Springfield, Ill.

1958

Competes in first Indianapolis 500

1959

Wins first USAC sprint car race on September 13 in Salem, Ind.

1960

Wins first Indy car race on September 5 in DuQuoin, Ill.

Wins first national Indy car championship

Wins USAC sprint car championship, eastern division

1961

Wins first Indy 500

Wins four Indy car races

Wins second national Indy car title

1962

Wins first USAC stock car race on February 25 at Ascot Park in Gardena, Calif.

1963

Wins third national Indy car title

Wins first sports car race at Nassau in Bahamas

Competes in first NASCAR Grand National race at Riverside, Calif.

1964

Wins second Indy 500

Wins fourth national Indy car title

Wins record 10 Indy car races (in 13 starts)

Wins first NASCAR race on July 4 at Daytona Beach, Fla.

1965

Sustains broken back and foot in NASCAR race on January 17 at Riverside, Calif.

Wins record 10 pole positions in Indy cars

1966

Sustains severe burns in Indy car practice in June at Milwaukee, Wis.

1967

Wins third Indy 500

Wins fifth national Indy car title

Wins 24 Hours of LeMans with co-driver Dan Gurney driving the Ford GT-40

1968

Wins first USAC stock car championship

1972

Wins Daytona  500 in February at Daytona Beach, Fla.

Wins USAC dirt car championship

Sustains burns and broken leg in dirt car race at DuQuoin, Ill.

1976

Wins sixth national Indy car title

1977

Wins record fourth Indy 500

1978

Wins second USAC stock car championship

1979

Wins record seventh national  Indy car title

Wins third USAC stock car championship

1981

Sustains serious arm injury in Indy car race in July at Michigan

1983

Wins 24 Hours of Daytona sports car race in February at Daytona Beach, FLA.

1985

Wins second 24 Hours of Daytona

Wins 12 Hours of Sebring sports car race in March at Sebring, Fla

1987

Qualifies for record 30 consecutive Indianapolis 500 races

1990

Sustains serious leg injuries in Indy car race in September at Elkhart Lake, Wis.

1991

Qualifies in middle of front row for Indianapolis 500 for eighth front row start

1992

Qualifies for record 35 consecutive Indianapolis 500 races

1993

Retires from driving Indy cars on May 15, pole day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

1994

Competes in final NASCAR Winston Cup race: the inaugural Brickyard 400 on August 6 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

1995

Competes in first NASCAR Truck Series race at Phoenix International Raceway

1996

Wins first Indy Racing League title with driver Scott Sharp

1998

Wins second Indy Racing League title with driver Kenny Brack

1999

Wins Indianapolis 500 with driver Kenny Brack

2002

Wins Indy car race (with Airton Dare) and Infiniti Pro Series race (with A.J. Foyt IV) on same day at Kansas Speedway

2004

Fields son Larry Foyt and grandson A.J. Foyt IV in Indy 500

2007

Celebrates 50th Anniversary in Indy Car racing; competes in 50th straight Indianapolis 500

2011

Honorary Pace Car Driver for 100th Anniversary of Indianapolis 500.

2013

Wins IndyCar’s Long Beach Grand Prix and the pole position at the Houston Grand Prix, both with driver Takuma Sato.