Foyt wins third Indy when Jones' engine fails
May 31, 1967
With just 10 miles to go, it looks like Parnelli Jones will win the Indy 500 as he has more than a 50-second lead. But then his turbine car's engine fails and he limps into the pits with a failure in the gear box. After leading 171 laps, a $6 bearing prevents Jones from receiving the first-place prize of $105,052.
Taking advantage of Jones' hard luck is A.J. Foyt, who wins the third of his four Indy 500s. The victory is all the sweeter because Foyt Enterprises ...
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