The last ride of A.J. Foyt

Updated: May 27, 2011, 12:32 PM ET
By Ed Hinton | ESPN.com

Editor's Note: This story by Ed Hinton, originally headlined "The Last Ride of A.J. Foyt," was published 20 years ago this week in The National Sports Daily. Foyt, coming back from terrible injuries at the time, intended the 1991 Indy 500 to be his last, and that was the premise of this story. As it turned out, he would drive one more, his 35th, in 1992. This story also appeared in the Viking-Penguin anthology "The Twentieth Century Treasury of American Sports" under the title "Better Hurting ...

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