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Foyt Family: A Racing Dynasty From Houston

Racing legend AJ Foyt’s grandson, Larry, himself a former race car driver, talks about his family’s legacy in motor sports.

AJ Foyt in 1977
A.J. Foyt poses at the Indy 500 in 1977.

Some names are just synonymous with certain careers. Across generations, Barrymores have been acting royalty. The Bushes are in politics. And the Foyts? Well, they’re a racing family.

There’s four-time IndyCar champion AJ Foyt, who’s from Houston. And then there’s his grandson, Larry Foyt, a NASCAR and Indy Car driver in his own right.

Larry and AJ Foyt - AP
Car owners Larry Foyt (left) and AJ Foyt watch during qualifications for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 in 2018.

These days, Larry is president of AJ Foyt Enterprises and leads the charge for AJ Foyt Racing.

In the audio above, he joins Houston Matters host Craig Cohen to talk about his racing team and AJ Foyt’s legacy.

Larry Foyt with the Houston Matters Logo
Larry Foyt is a former race car driver and president of AJ Foyt Enterprises and AJ Foyt Racing.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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