1969 A.J. Foyt Signed Personally Worn Sheraton-Thompson Special Indy 500 Jacket
Original Jacket worn by A.J. Foyt circa 1968-1970 when the Texan drove the Sheraton-Thompson Special.
Anthony Joseph Foyt Jr. has raced in numerous genres of motorsports. His open wheel racing includes United States Automobile Club Champ cars, Sprint cars, and Midget cars. He also raced stock cars in NASCAR and USAC. He won several major sports car racing events, and holds the USAC career wins record with 159 victories, and the American Championship racing career wins record with 67.
He is the only driver to win the Indianapolis 500 (which he won four times), the Daytona 500, the 24 Hours of Daytona, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Foyt won the International Race of Champions all-star racing series in 1976 and 1977. In the NASCAR stock car circuit, he won the 1964 Firecracker 400 and the 1972 Daytona 500. Foyt survived three major crashes that caused serious injuries, and narrowly escaped a fourth. Foyt’s success has led to induction in numerous Motorsports Halls of Fame.
In the mid-1960s, Foyt become a team owner, fielding cars for himself and other drivers. Since retiring from active race driving, he has owned A. J. Foyt Enterprises, which has fielded teams in the CART, IRL, and NASCAR.
The jacket is signed by Foyt in black marker pen and comes with a Certificate Of Authenticity.
The jacket has no size listed but looks to be a large.