This March chassis is paired with a 700+ horsepower Cosworth V8 powerplant, which was driven by A.J. Foyt in the 1984 Indianapolis 500. Unfortunately, the engine blew up before Foyt was able to complete his qualifying laps and he was forced to swap cars with teammate George “Ziggy” Snider for his second attempt. He would ultimately line up 12th for the race and “Ziggy,” who then drove this racecar with a new engine, qualified 31st. After 500 grueling miles, Snider would end up 11th and Foyt finished 6th.
A.J. Foyt is one of the most decorated racecar drivers of all time. He holds the Indy Car Series records for most career victories (67), most national championships (7) and most victories in one season (10). He is also the only driver in motorsports history to win the Indy 500 (which he won 4 times as a driver), the Daytona 500, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. To date, Foyt has competed in 56 straight Indy 500s, including a record 35 in a row as a driver.
Foyt currently owns A.J. Foyt Racing, which competes in the Verizon IndyCar Series. As a team owner, he has won the Indy Car national title five times.