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Foyt was first to win four Indy 500's

Updated: May 9, 2001, 9:47 PM ET
By Fred W. Kiger | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Race May 29, 1977 - A.J. Foyt, the people's choice, waged a brilliant and grueling bumper-to-bumper battle with Gordon Johncock at the Indy 500. But under the pressure of Foyt's pursuit, Johncock's engine blew on the final turn of the 184th lap and the driver steered his car off the track and parked on the grass. As Foyt zipped into the lead in his red Gilmore Coyote, Johncock waved to him.

Foyt eased up the pace and all but coasted to his fourth Indy 500 victory, the first driver ...

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