Coyote (chassis)

Coyote was a brand of racing chassis designed and built for the use of A. J. Foyt's race team in USAC Championship car racing including the Indianapolis 500. It was used from 1966 to 1983 with Foyt himself making 141 starts in the car, winning 25 times. George Snider had the second most starts with 24. Jim McElreath has the only other win with a Coyote chassis.

The Coyote-Foyt that A. J. Foyt drove to victory at Indy in 1977

Foyt drove a Coyote to victory in the Indy 500 in 1967 and 1977.

With Foyt's permission, fellow Indy 500 champion Eddie Cheever's Cheever Racing began using the Coyote name for his new Daytona Prototype chassis, derived from the Fabcar chassis design that he had purchased the rights to in 2007.[1]

Today, Foyt runs his team and using the old Coyote logo on his race cars.


  1. ^ Cheever Group Revives A.J. Foyt's Coyote Chassis Brand Archived 2007-12-31 at the Wayback Machine, A.J. Foyt Racing News Releases, January 3, 2008