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Highlights from the 51st running of the Indianapolis 500

  • FILE - In this May 31, 1967, file photo, team owner Andy Granatelli, in trench coat, sits with crew members beside the STP-Paxton turbine powered car of Parnelli Jones before the 51st running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. Jones dominated the race until a transmission problem with three laps to go. A.J. Foyt won the race. (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - In this May 31, 1967, file photo, team owner Andy Granatelli, in trench coat, sits with crew members beside the STP-Paxton turbine powered car of Parnelli Jones before the 51st running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. Jones dominated the race until a transmission problem with three laps to go. A.J. Foyt won the race. (AP Photo/File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this May 31, 1967, file photo, A.J. Foyt holds up three fingers in the winner's circle, celebrating his third Indianapolis 500 win,  at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind.  (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - In this May 31, 1967, file photo, A.J. Foyt holds up three fingers in the winner's circle, celebrating his third Indianapolis 500 win, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this May 31, 1967, file photo, AJ Foyt, foreground left, drives his Coyote Ford past the checkered flag after avoiding a multi-car wreck on the last lap to win the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - In this May 31, 1967, file photo, AJ Foyt, foreground left, drives his Coyote Ford past the checkered flag after avoiding a multi-car wreck on the last lap to win the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/File)  (The Associated Press)

RACE: 51st Indianapolis 500

DATE: May 30-31, 1967

WINNER: A.J. Foyt

AVERAGE SPEED: 151.207 mph

WHAT HAPPENED: It took two days to run the race after rain halted it 18 laps into its start on a Tuesday. The race resumed on Wednesday, with Foyt winning for the third time after Parnelli Jones, driving for Andy Granatelli, led 171 laps before a $6 ball bearing led to a broken transmission on lap 196.

NOTABLE: Mario Andretti won the pole and set single lap (169.779 mph) and four-lap track records (168.982 mph).