Bob Swargert? Or Sweikert?
It should have been the latter. I suspect the reporter just wrote down phonetically what it sounded like Foyt said, and neglected to fact-check the spelling later. Even if the reporter asked A.J. to spell it, it should have been checked.
The thing that struck me in the interview is the clear respect that A.J. has for dirt track racing, and his emphasis on versatility. He mentions the few people who have won the Indy 500 and the Daytona 500, but when you factor in that A.J. also won at the 24 Hours of LeMans and the 24 Hours of Daytona, the level of top-tier results he had over a wide range of types of cars and tracks becomes even more impressive. And then when one considers that he did this stuff simultaneously, rather than focusing on and excelling in one genre of racing, then moving to another.
He's right, though. Even though I think guys like Tony Stewart could show that level of performance and diversity, today's economics just don't allow it. It's still a sport, but it's more of a business. Actually, it's kind of surprising that we see folks from other genres such as NASCAR racing sprints or Late Models occasionally for fun. I expect that one day, we won't even see that any more.