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Four time Indianapolis 500 winner and racing legend A.J. Foyt underwent successful triple bypass surgery on Wednesday in Houston, Texas. The seventy nine year old is recovering at Baylor Saint Luke’s Medical Center and most certainly causing the nurses and staff grief. A.J.recently had been suffering from chest pains and already had stents inserted into his arteries, according to his team’s website.
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Foyt has survived numerous brushes with death in his nearly eight decades. These include multiple racing accidents during his storied career, resulting in numerous surgeries and a staph infection. That’s not all, as he also walked away from a bulldozer accident in which he rolled the machine over and even a killer bee attack on his ranch.
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Undisputed King of IndyCar and a living legend, Foyt is one of our all time favorites at IRR. We wish him a speedy recovery as our thoughts and prayers are with the crotchety, one of a kind racer and his entire family. Cards, wishes and encouragement may be sent to @AJFoytRacing or Baylor Medical Center.