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He worked very hard, to make that (being an attraction, and
a good interview) his career & profession.
Re "work": his autobiog described a hospital stay when Stirling
-- was extremely impatient. He commented to an idle, contented chap in the
-- same ward, "It's obvious you have a job and don't work for yourself!"
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As an aside: when A.J.Foyt smashed his legs in 1990 (at age 55) and
--was doing rehab, grunting and sweating for hours, the Houston Oilers
--football trainer dragged in one of his young 'injured' quarterbacks,
--pointed at Foyt and said "Don't EVER tell me you hurt too much to play."
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Foyt was born on third base, thought he hit a triple, never once
won so much as a single CART race, never had the nerve to
drive Formula 1 (this IS an F1 group), won LeMans in a car
a monkey could have driven,
Interesting that you say that, then properly praise Mario Andretti.
Because in the 1967 Le Mans, Foyt ended up driving the
Ford GT40 Mk IV for 18 hours while Gurney drove about 6.
They won the race, ahead of 2 Ferrari.
Then came Bruce McLaren and Mark Donohue, 29 laps behind Foyt.
While Ronnie Bucknum and Paul Hawkins in their Ford GT40 dnfed.
As did Mario Andretti and Lucien Bianchi in their Ford GT40 Mk IV.
Soooooo, on that day was Mario not a 'proper monkey'?
- and had the demeanor of a mass
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murderer. If anyone's interested in a REAL HERO, check out
the diminutive, displaced Italian immigrant who won everything
in sight and whom the Associated Pressand RACER Magazine
and the named the Driver of the Century.
Yes, I admire Mario Andretti. Quite the driver, and a WDC.
Sadly in eight tries, he could not win Le Mans (and Foyt won 1st try).
So Mario ran in the Indy 500, about 29 times. He won it once.
While Foyt entered the Indy 500 about 36 times, and won it 4 times.
It seems to me, Both had very good and varied careers.