Highlights from the 61st running of the Indianapolis 500
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.