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April 23, 2010

Some Faces Are Great To See Back in The Indianapolis 500 May Festivities

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 12:05 am

Anthony is back. The grandson of AJ Foyt will drive the 41 team car at Indy again this year. Last year you might remember he got a top 20 in that sled. It is great to have him back. He got married fairly recently to Jim Irsay’s daughter, and no one is sure whether that has calmed him down.

He has had an interesting history in the Indy Cars, making his start as the youngest driver ever (then) in the 500 back in ’03. He finished dead last in ’04 and not much better in ’05, when he was taken out in that Junquiera-caused mishap.

He tried NASCAR for a while and did not fare that well. He did not make the ’06 race but at the end of that season he subbed for Dario in an AGR car at Chicagoland and did pretty well. In ’07 and ’08 he raced at Vision and last year ran for granddad.

One of the more entertaining aspects of watching IV race is the way he likes high exits on ovals. It is also entertaining to listen to grandpa interact with him on the radio. It sure would be nice to see IV in the series full time, but his road racing skills are not the best. He did marry into even more money though, and a Colts-sponsored car might be a hoot.

Having a Foyt behind the wheel to go along with the current young Andretti would be special. Are there any talented Unsers out there?

It should be a great half-a-month of May in Indy.

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5 Comments »

  1. “Having a Foyt behind the wheel to go along with the current young Andretti would be special. Are there any talented Unsers out there?”

    This is the problem with losers like you. Hanging on to the past. These guys stink.

    Comment by TroyM — April 23, 2010 @ 2:33 am | Reply

  2. Well, take a look at that. The boy finally spelled “losers” correctly. Must have figured out what that little red line under certain words means.

    Comment by MTroy — April 23, 2010 @ 11:13 am | Reply

  3. Al Unser III was in the FIL then ventured off to road racing. I’m not sure where “just Al” is now, but he could drive and is in Marco’s, Graham’s and AJ’s age group.

    Troy, get off the Paxil and switch to Prozac. It’s much much stronger.

    Comment by M. Miller — April 23, 2010 @ 11:56 am | Reply

  4. At least the names “Unser”, “Andretti”, and “Foyt” are ones with which fans, even new fans, can identify and maybe even identify with. I agree with you, Miller–what’s that guy’s problem?

    Comment by DOUG — April 23, 2010 @ 2:53 pm | Reply

    • Gee, so let’s give everyone a ride who has a last name that has done well at Indy. Maybe you should have some guys change their last name. Perhaps have someone become a Rutherford. Then they can interview lone-star JR after he comes out from under Tony George’s desk and link the past.

      Comment by TroyM — April 25, 2010 @ 11:23 pm | Reply


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