141+ A. J. Foyt Quotes From Racetracks to Life Tracks! (Images)

A. J. Foyt, a name synonymous with speed and skill, has left an indelible mark on the world of motorsport.

His illustrious career has not only been a testament to his driving prowess but has also given rise to a treasure trove of insightful quotes.

In this article, we pay homage to the enduring wisdom encapsulated in A. J. Foyt’s quotes. As we rev up the engines of his storied career and explore the wisdom he’s shared along the way.

A. J. Foyt Quotes

“I might have gone faster, but I would have run out of talent quicker.”

“Winning races is what I’m all about.”

“To finish first, you must first finish.”

“I never rode anybody’s coattails to get to where I’ve gotten.”

“There’s no substitute for cubic inches.”

A. J. Foyt Quotes

“Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting.”

“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.”

“You’re not a race car driver if you don’t like to go fast.”

“I’ve always said that I’ve been so proud that I was born in Texas, but I think that is a lot of pride in Texas.”

“The guy that’s willing to hustle the most is going to be the guy that just gets that loose ball.”

“You win some, you lose some, and wreck some.”

“When it’s over, I want to say all my life I was a winner.”

“I love driving. But that doesn’t mean I don’t love those checks they give me at the end of the week.”

“You don’t have to get knocked down to learn to fight.”

“You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything.”

“The faster you go, the more risks you take.”

“The only thing better than winning is winning again.”

“I never dreamed I’d be recognized in the street as an ‘Indy 500’ winner.”

“I was more nervous before my first Indy 500 than I’ve ever been.”

“You don’t try to make a car faster. You try to make it safer.”

“The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat are more than just words to me.”

“You can’t win the race if you don’t have the courage to lose.”

“The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.”

“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.”

“I’ve got to have the big motors. You can’t buy the big motors, though.”

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything.”

“You don’t win races by being a Sunday driver.”

“The thing I’m most proud of is the loyalty I have to my family.”

“I love competition, and I like winning.”

“It’s a fine line between crazy and dedicated.”

“Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary… that’s what gets you.”

“You don’t buy experience at a grocery store.”

“You have to adjust to where you’re at. That’s what I’ve always tried to do.”

“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.”

“There’s no sense in doing a lot of barking if you don’t really have anything to say.”

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”

“When you’re racing, it’s life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.”

“You don’t measure yourself by what you have but by what you give.”

“If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.”

“I feel better when things are up in the air; I get more energy that way.”

“I’m a firm believer in fate and in not interfering with it too much.”

“I don’t think you’ll ever become a winner until you take a few losses.”

“I don’t care to put on a suit and tie and make myself look like something special.”

“The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.”

“You can’t buy experience, but you can pay for it.”

“I never thought much of what happened before I got to the track or after I left it.”

“There’s no room in racing for thinking. You think when you’re not racing; that’s the difference.”

“I always thought I’d have a good time in racing, but I never thought I’d win all these races.”

“I’ve got a lot of old junk cars. And one old truck. I like to tinker around with them.”

“I’d rather keep busy and make ’em pay than sit around and be a loser.”

A. J. Foyt Quotes

A. J. Foyt Sayings

“I always said when I first started: I’m going to race hard because I want to be in racing 20 years because it’s the best life there is.”

“I don’t care if the guy is yellow or black when he crosses the finish line. The only color that matters in racing is the color of the checkered flag.”

“It’s like riding a bull for 500 miles. When you finish a race, you know you’ve been to work.”

“I don’t think I ever had a plan. I never did. I just enjoyed myself.”

“I race to win. If I am on the bike or in a car, it will always be the same.”

“There’s no thrill in easy riding. The thrill is to test your skills.”

“You get out in that race car, it doesn’t matter who you are. The main thing is you’re still breathing.”

“Winning makes believers of us all.”

“I just like the spirit of racing. I like everything about racing.”

“I’ve raced almost every type of car over the years, and I enjoy them all, but Indy cars are the best.”

“If you’re not trying to win, why bother racing?”

“I love to race. I don’t care what I’m driving.”

“It doesn’t matter where you’re from. When the helmet’s on and that visor goes down, you’re just another race car driver.”

“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.”

“When you’re running up front, you don’t have to worry about the guys behind you.”

“I’ve been blessed. God’s looked out for me.”

“I’ve always said that I’d race as long as I’m having fun, and I’m still having fun.”

“I always said, the day I don’t enjoy it, I will walk away.”

“The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.”

“You win the race when others make mistakes.”

“If you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough.”

“You can practice shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at shooting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.”

“Winning comes from taking chances, losing comes from not taking chances.”

“It’s not how old you are, but how you are old.”

“I’d rather see you in a coffin than see you in a Corvette.”

“I learned a long time ago, you win a race or you lose a race. I don’t think you should be able to wreck each other.”

“It takes a certain kind of crazy to be a race car driver.”

“When you’re racing, it’s life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.”

“You can’t let one bad moment spoil a bunch of good ones.”

“I’ve been racing for so long, it’s the most boring thing in my life.”

“The Indy 500 is not about going fast. It’s about finishing first.”

“To finish first, you must first finish.”

“You’re in a race car. You drive fast. You turn left. What’s the big deal?”

“You never get hurt when you fall, you get hurt when you stop.”

“You’re not a real race car driver if you don’t enjoy the heat of the battle.”

“The racing driver’s mind has to have the ability to have amazing anticipation, coordination, and reflex. Because of the speed the car goes.”

“You can’t make a lot of money in this business. It’s tough.”

“Racing has given me a lot, and I think the people can relate to me because they can tell I’m one of them.”

“The Indy 500 is not for the person who cannot think. It’s for the person who can stay focused.”

“I’m no hero. A hero is a person who does things for the benefit of others.”

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