Sunday 29 may 1977

61st INDY 500

BOX SCORE
Time of Race : 3 h 05 m 57 s 16
Average Speed : 161,331
Cautions : 5 for 22 laps
Margin of Victory :  28 s 63
Fastest Lap : Danny ONGAIS 192.678 (46 s 71) on lap 42
Purse for the Winner : 259.791 $
Total Purse : 1.111.170 $
Pace car : Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale (driven by James GARNER)
                                       
01-AJ Foyt (AJ Foyt Enterprises) 200 laps.jpg
01-AJ Foyt
(AJ Foyt Enterprises)
200 laps
02-Tom Sneva (Penske Racing) 200 laps.jpg
02-Tom Sneva
(Penske Racing)
200 laps
03-Al Unser (Parnelli Jones Racing) 199 laps.jpg
03-Al Unser
(Parnelli Jones Racing)
199 laps
04-Wally Dallenbach (Patrick Racing) 199 laps.jpg
04-Wally Dallenbach
(Patrick Racing)
199 laps
05-Johnny Parsons (Patrick Racing) 193 laps.jpg
05-Johnny Parsons
(Patrick Racing)
193 laps
06-Tom Bigelow (Leader Cards, Inc.) 192 laps.jpg
06-Tom Bigelow
(Leader Cards, Inc.)
192 laps
07-Lee Kunzman (Patrick Santello) 191 laps.jpg
07-Lee Kunzman
(Patrick Santello)
191 laps
08-Roger McCluskey (Lindsey Hopkins) 191 laps.jpg
08-Roger McCluskey
(Lindsey Hopkins)
191 laps
09-Steve Krisiloff (Vatis Enterprises) 191 laps.jpg
09-Steve Krisiloff
(Vatis Enterprises)
191 laps
10- (R) Jerry Sneva (James  Bidwell Racing).jpg
10- (R) Jerry Sneva
(James Bidwell Racing)
187 laps
11-Gordon Johncock (Patrick Racing) 184 laps CRANKSHAFT.jpg
11-Gordon Johncock
(Patrick Racing)
184 laps
CRANKSHAFT
12-Bill Puterbaugh (Lee Elkins & Associates) 170 laps OIL LEAK.jpg
12-Bill Puterbaugh
(Lee Elkins & Associates)
170 laps
OIL LEAK
13-Eldon Rasmussen (Eldon Rasmussen) 168 laps REAR END.jpg
13-Eldon Rasmussen
(Eldon Rasmussen)
168 laps
REAR END
14-John Mahler (Donald Mergard) 157 laps.jpg
14-John Mahler
(Donald Mergard)
157 laps
15-Pancho Carter (All American Racers) 156 laps ENGINE.jpg
15-Pancho Carter
(All American Racers)
156 laps
ENGINE
16-Gary Bettenhausen (Agajanian-King Racing) 138 laps STALLED.jpg
16-Gary Bettenhausen
(Agajanian-King Racing)
138 laps
STALLED
17-Billy Vukovich (AJ Foyt Enterprises) 110 laps REAR WING.jpg
17-Billy Vukovich
(AJ Foyt Enterprises)
110 laps
REAR WING
18-Bobby Unser (Fletcher Racing) 94 laps OIL LEAK.jpg
18-Bobby Unser
(Fletcher Racing)
94 laps
OIL LEAK
19-Mike Mosley (Jerry O'Connell) 91 laps ENGINE.jpg
19-Mike Mosley
(Jerry O'Connell)
91 laps
ENGINE
20- (R) Danny Ongais (Interscope Racing) 90 laps TURBO.jpg
20- (R) Danny Ongais
(Interscope Racing)
90 laps
TURBO
21- (R) Bubby Jones (Manghorn Racing) 78 laps VALVE.jpg
21- (R) Bubby Jones
(Manghorn Racing)
78 laps
VALVE
22- (R) Cliff Hucul (Hucul, Hunter & Arndt Racing) 72 laps GEARBOX.jpg
22- (R) Cliff Hucul
(Hucul, Hunter & Arndt Racing)
72 laps
GEARBOX
23-Jim McElreath (Fred Carrillo) 71 laps TURBO.jpg
23-Jim McElreath
(Fred Carrillo)
71 laps
TURBO
24-George Snider (Langhorn Racing) 65 laps VALVE.jpg
24-George Snider
(Langhorn Racing)
65 laps
VALVE
25- (R) Bobby Olivero (Alex Morales Racing) 57 laps PISTON.jpg
25- (R) Bobby Olivero
(Alex Morales Racing)
57 laps
PISTON
26-Mario Andretti (Penske Racing) 47 laps HEADER.jpg
26-Mario Andretti
(Penske Racing)
47 laps
HEADER
27-Lloyd Ruby (Lindsey Hopkins) 34 laps CRASH.jpg
27-Lloyd Ruby
(Lindsey Hopkins)
34 laps
CRASH
28-Al Loquasto (Al Loquasto) 28 laps MAGNETO.jpg
28-Al Loquasto
(Al Loquasto)
28 laps
MAGNETO
29- (R) Janet Guthrie (Vollstedt Enterprises) 27 laps ENGINE.JPG
29- (R) Janet Guthrie
(Vollstedt Enterprises)
27 laps
ENGINE
30- (R) Clay Regazzoni (Theodore Racing) 25 laps FUEL TANK.jpg
30- (R) Clay Regazzoni
(Theodore Racing)
25 laps
FUEL TANK
31-Dick Simon (Vollstedt Enterprises) 24 laps OVERHEATING.jpg
31-Dick Simon
(Vollstedt Enterprises)
24 laps
OVERHEATING
32-Sheldon Kinser (Agajanian-King-Hammond) 14 laps ENGINE.jpg
32-Sheldon Kinser
(Agajanian-King-Hammond)
14 laps
ENGINE
33-Johnny Rutherford (Team McLaren) 12 laps GEARBOX.jpg
33-Johnny Rutherford
(Team McLaren)
12 laps
GEARBOX


Laps Leaders :

Gordon  JOHNCOCK   129 laps
A.J.  FOYT   46 laps
Al  UNSER   17 laps
Tom  SNEVA   3 laps
Bobby  UNSER   2 laps
George  SNIDER  2 laps
Billy  VUKOVICH   1 lap

Reliefs :

N°  42 John MAHLER relevied by Larry CANNON
                     
                Rookie of the year :

Jerry SNEVA