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Bobby Unser is interviewed after qualifying his Lightning 77/Offenhauser TC second fastest for the "500" in 1977. Despite his front-row starting position, Unser led just two laps before dropping out of the race after 94 laps. High attrition during the '77 event allowed Unser to finish 18th, in spite of completing less than half the race.

Gordon Johncock leads Tom Sneva, AJ Foyt, Bobby Unser and the rest of the field into Indy's Turn 1 early in the race in 1977.

AJ Foyt's crew pushes his Coyote 75/Foyt TC to victory lane after he became the first four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 on May 29, 1977.

Janet Guthrie drew a great deal of attention during practice for the 1977 event, and even more after she became the first woman to qualify for the Indy 500. Driving Rolla Vollstedt's Lightning 76 1/Offenhauser TC, Guthrie posted the fastest speed on the final day of qualifying.