Foyt swarmed by bees at Texas ranch
HOUSTON -- A.J. Foyt was able to go to his office Monday, just two days after being stung by nearly 200 bees at his ranch in Hempstead, Texas.
Foyt spokeswoman Anne Fornoro told The Associated Press that the 70-year-old, four-time Indianapolis 500 winner was driving a bulldozer Saturday, clearing brush, when he apparently stirred up a nest of bees. She said Foyt jumped off the bulldozer and started to run for a nearby stream, but he tripped and the bees swarmed onto him.
He was stung dozens of times on the face and upper body before finally scrambling into the water.
Fornoro said a man working nearby called 911. Foyt was treated at the scene, but refused a trip to the hospital.
"He says he was stung in the mouth, the ears, the throat, all over his face and that his eyes are really swollen, but he's doing OK," Fornoro said.
Foyt is owner of an Indy Racing League team with his grandson, A.J. Foyt IV, as the driver.