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Foyt first to win four Indy's; Guthrie 29th

Updated: May 23, 2002, 11:05 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

May 29, 1977

A.J. Foyt, the people's choice, wages 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 blows on the final turn of the 184th lap and the driver steers his car off the track and parks on the grass. As Foyt zips into the lead in his red Gilmore Coyote, Johncock waves to him.

Foyt eases up the pace and all but coasts to his fourth Indy 500 victory, the first driver to achieve ...

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