TDIH: February 20, 1972


AJ Foyt wins the 1972 Daytona 500, putting his name in the record books. Having already won the Indianapolis 500 (’61, ’64, ’67) and 24 Hours of Le Mans (’67), his victory in the Daytona 500 would make him the only driver to win all three events. Continue reading


TDIH: February 1, 1969


Richard Petty wins the Motor Trend 500, the third race of the 1969 season. After 409 consecutive appearances in a Plymouth, he would pilot a Ford for the first time, and do so for the next 47 races. Continue reading

TDIH: January 17, 1965

TDIH: January 17, 1965

On this day in 1965, AJ Foyt was seriously injured after his brakes failed during the Motor Trend 500 at Riverside. Attempting to avoid Junior Johnson and Marvin Panch entering turn 9, Foyt drove off the track at over 100mph and violently flipped through the infield. Continue reading