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Highlights from the 61st running of the Indianapolis 500

  • FILE - In this May 29, 1977 file photo, driver A.J. Foyt holds up four fingers in victory lane after winning his fourth Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis.  (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - In this May 29, 1977 file photo, driver A.J. Foyt holds up four fingers in victory lane after winning his fourth Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this May 28, 1977 file photo, Janet Guthrie, center, sits between Bill Vukovich, left, and Clay Regazzoni, during a drivers meeting for the 61st Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. Guthrie is the first female driver to enter the Indianapolis 500.  (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - In this May 28, 1977 file photo, Janet Guthrie, center, sits between Bill Vukovich, left, and Clay Regazzoni, during a drivers meeting for the 61st Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. Guthrie is the first female driver to enter the Indianapolis 500. (AP Photo/File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this May 29, 1977 file photo, Janet Guthrie, the first woman to enter the Indianapolis 500 auto race, is shown in her car as her pit crew works prior to the 61st running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race in Indianapolis, Ind.   (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - In this May 29, 1977 file photo, Janet Guthrie, the first woman to enter the Indianapolis 500 auto race, is shown in her car as her pit crew works prior to the 61st running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/File)  (The Associated Press)

RACE: 61st Indianapolis 500

DATE: May 29, 1977

WINNER: A.J. Foyt

AVERAGE SPEED: 161.331 mph

WHAT HAPPENED: Foyt became the first four-time winner of the race. He also had a winning car that had both a body and engine built entirely within the United States.

NOTABLE: Tom Sneva became the first driver to break the 200 mph barrier at the Speedway while winning the pole. Janet Guthrie became the first woman to qualify for the Indy 500. It was the final Indy 500 for track owner Tony Hulman, who died of heart failure five months later.