Racing legend says even limping Tony Stewart ‘isn’;t going to settle for 2nd or third’;
By: Reid Spencer, Nascar Wire Service on 3/02/2014
LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – A.J. Foyt, left, presenting the winning trophy to Kevin Harvick in Phoenix on Sunday.
A.J. Foyt, winner of each the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500 in a storied job, has no greater fan than Tony Stewart. And it was Foyt who presented the winner’;s trophy to 1 of Stewart’;s drivers. Kevin Harvick, in victory lane on Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway.
In an earlier question-and-reply session with reporters, Foyt opined that the Aug. 5, 2013 NASCAR Sprint Automobile accident that sidelined Stewart for 15 races final season would have no lasting result on Stewart’;s on-track overall performance.
“I never consider it’;s going to influence him,” Foyt said. “Tony’;s a racer. He may possibly limp or be crippled, but, hell — look at me. It in no way affected me when I acquired burned or practically nothing. I will not think it truly is going to affect Tony.
“Once you’;re a racer … Tony isn’;t going to settle for 2nd or third. Tony will run just as hard for a dollar as he would for a million bucks. I think which is where him and I have turn out to be buddies.”
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