Biography A. J. Foyt; William Neely A.J.

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This is the no-holds-barred autobiography by auto racing's most outspoken and most successful driver. A.J. had at the time of writing raced at Indianapolis an unprecedented twenty-five times, and won it four times, as no other man yet had, and as no one has yet surpassed. He had also won LeMans, Daytona, and four million dollars. He had been the United States Auto Club Champion seven times. He is unique in that he has raced an incredible variety of automobiles: both Championship cars and stockers, everything from sprint cars to sports cars. There has been but one constant throughout his career: winning. Foyt is a man who always knew exactly what he wanted, and went out and got it. In telling his story, he takes us where few fans have ever been: into the cockpit of his race car, and into the mind of a man to whom racing is everything. He doesn't hesitate to say what he thinks: There are bad drivers and good drivers, and A.J. names names. A.J. is also an insider's assault on the Establishment, with first-time disclosures of how cutthroat competition for multimillion dollar stakes motivates giant corporations as well as daredevil drivers. A.J. Foyt's career has not been all checkered flags and cheering crowds. There have been terrible accidents, months of recuperation from a broken back, and innumerable burns, breaks, and punctures. He's lost races because of minute mechanical failures, and he's seen longtime competitors perish in clouds of flame and gnashing metal. A.J. offers a uniquely candid look at a way of life lived only by a fearless few. A street kid who made it to the pinnacle of his profession, A.J. looks back: at his accomplishments and his rush for glory, and shares with his readers a rate opportunity to view a life devoted absolutely to winning races. And doing it better than anyone else ever has.

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