"I wasn't much of a road racer," says AJ Foyt.
That would be the AJ Foyt who is one of only a dozen drivers to win all three of the classic endurance races - Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring. It says a lot about just how great the 82-year-old Texan was on the ovals that he can suggest such a thing.
Foyt came, saw and conquered the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1967, sharing a Carroll Shelby-run Ford MkIV with Dan Gurney. He never returned, becoming one of only seven drivers to have a 100% record at Le Mans. Until, that is, this year when he will back be at Le Mans for the 50th anniversary of that victory.