UPI horse racing roundup

UPI horse racing roundup

Next year's Kentucky Derby hopefuls get in some early licks in weekend Thoroughbred racing.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.
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Takuma Sato becomes first Japanese driver to win IndyCar race

LONG BEACH, Calif., April 21 (UPI) -- Takuma Sato won the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Sunday, becoming the first Japanese-born driver to win an IndyCar Series race.

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Johnson dominates in 4th Brickyard win

INDIANAPOLIS, July 29 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson dominated the Brickyard 400 Sunday, leading 99 of 160 laps to claim his fourth Sprint Cup victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Franchitti, Dixon have top practice runs

Franchitti, Dixon have top practice runs

INDIANAPOLIS, May 25 (UPI) -- Former winners Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon turned in the fastest laps Friday in the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500.
NASCAR win gets Stewart into White House

NASCAR win gets Stewart into White House

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- Race car driver Tony Stewart's 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup championship earned him a trip to the White House Tuesday where President Barack Obama praised his effort.

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Stewart to honor Foyt with new No. 14 car

Stewart to honor Foyt with new No. 14 car

INDIANAPOLIS, July 25 (UPI) -- NASCAR driver Tony Stewart said Friday he will drive car No. 14, taking the number to honor his racing idol A.J. Foyt.

Dixon wins pole for unified IndyCar race

HOMESTEAD, Fla., March 28 (UPI) -- Scott Dixon won the pole Friday for the first race in the unified IndyCar open-wheel racing series.

The almanac

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Kanaan makes late pass for IndyCar win

SPARTA, Ky., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Tony Kanaan Saturday made a late pass of A.J. Foyt IV to win the Meijer Indy 300 IndyCar race at the Kentucky Speedway.

Unser Jr. wants back on the track at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS, D.C., April 11 (UPI) -- Al Unser Jr. says he is in preliminary talks with A.J. Foyt about joining his Indy Racing League team for next month's Indianapolis 500.

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UPI Sports Calendar for Sunday, July 23

Sunday sports calendar.
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A.J. Foyt
A.J. Foyt IV spins out in the first turn at the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN, May 30, 2004. (UPI Photo/Mark Cowan)

Only driver to win the Indianapolis 500 (four times), the Daytona 500, the 24 Hours of Daytona, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

International Motorsports Hall of Fame Inductee (2000)

Named co-Driver of the Century by the Associated Press

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "A.J. Foyt."
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