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

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.