Top 25 IndyCar drivers of all-time

Dario Franchitti, Scott Dixon, Will Power, IndyCar (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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A.J. Foyt, IndyCar
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Top IndyCar drivers of all-time: #1 – A.J. Foyt

There are several other drivers on this list who, if you really wanted to, you could make a case as being the greatest driver in the history of the sport.

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Whether you want to base that on having tons of success in a short amount of time, dominating in a more competitive era of the sport, etc., you could absolutely make the case for quite a few guys.

But it’s simply impossible to create a case against the legendary A.J. Foyt, who remains involved in the sport as a team owner. When it comes to comparing drivers from across many different eras, there will never be a fair way to do it. However, all of the key factors when it comes to IndyCar favor Foyt.

With 67 victories, nobody has ever won more races than Foyt. He sits 15 victories ahead of Mario Andretti for second place, and it is highly unlikely that 50-time winner Scott Dixon will be able to match this total before he retires.

With seven championships, Foyt also sits alone, although Dixon has closed in, securing four of the last eight, including three of the last six and two of the last three, to get to six.

Finally, with four Indy 500 wins, Foyt is in an exclusive club that features only himself, Al Unser and Rick Mears. Foyt was the first driver to win the world’s greatest race on four occasions, doing so in 1961, 1964, 1967 and 1977.

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Which drivers do you see as being worth of a spot in a top 25 of all-time compilation? Who is overrated/underrated in our list, and who else would you have included? Who would you not have included?