1977 Indianapolis 500

The 1977 Indianapolis 500 was the 61st running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”. The event was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana, United States on Sunday, 30 May 1977. Tom Sneva started on pole position and A.J. Foyt was the race winner. Having also won in 1961, 1964 and 1967, this was A. J. Foyt’s fourth and final Indy 500 victory.

1977 Indianapolis 500 Race Result
Pos.No.DriverChassisEngineTireStartedLapsTotal TimeLaps LedStatusAvg. SpeedPrize Money
114A.J. FoytCoyoteFoytGoodyear42003:05:57.1646Running161.331$259,791
28Tom SnevaMcLarenCosworthGoodyear1200+28.633Running160.918$109,947
321Al UnserParnelliCosworthGoodyear319917Running$67,232
440Wally DallenbachWildcatDGSGoodyear101990Running$41,192
560Johnny ParsonsWildcatDGSGoodyear111930Running$33,170
624Tom BigelowWatsonOffenhauserGoodyear221920Running$30,466
765Lee KunzmanEagleOffenhauserGoodyear241910Running$29,129
811Roger McCluskeyLightningOffenhauserGoodyear181910Running$27,256
992Steve KrisiloffEagleOffenhauserGoodyear251910Running$26,653
1036Jerry SnevaMcLarenOffenhauserGoodyear161870Running$26,617
1120Gordon JohncockWildcatDGSGoodyear5184129Crankshaft$45,014
1216Bill PuterbaughEagleOffenhauserGoodyear281700Valve$22,890
1358Eldon RasmussenRas-CarFoytGoodyear321680Running$21,093
1442John MahlerEagleOffenhauserGoodyear311570Running$20,668
1548Pancho CarterEagleOffenhauserGoodyear81560Engine$21,679
1698Gary BettenhausenKingfishOffenhauserGoodyear211380Clutch$19,718
1784Bill Vukovich IICoyoteFoytGoodyear231101Wing strut$19,885
186Bobby UnserLightningOffenhauserGoodyear2942Oil leak$22,130
195Mike MosleyLightningOffenhauserGoodyear9910Timing gear$19,154
2025Danny OngaisParnelliCosworthGoodyear7900Header$21,257
2172Bubby JonesEagleOffenhauserGoodyear33780Valve$17,388
2229Cliff HuculMcLarenOffenhauserGoodyear27720Gearbox$17,747
2373Jim McElreathEagleAMCGoodyear20710Turbocharger$22,434
2418George SniderWildcatDGSGoodyear13652Valve$16,650
2578Bobby OliveroLightningOffenhauserGoodyear14570Piston$17,245
269Mario AndrettiMcLarenOffenhauserGoodyear6470Header$17,468
2710Lloyd RubyLightningOffenhauserGoodyear19340Accident$16,619
2886Al LoquastoMcLarenOffenhauserGoodyear15280Magneto$17,448
2927Janet GuthrieLightningOffenhauserGoodyear26270Timing gear$16,556
3038Clay RegazzoniMcLarenOffenhauserGoodyear29250Fuel cell$15,643
3117Dick SimonVollstedtOffenhauserGoodyear30240Overheating$16,458
3297Sheldon KinserKingfishOffenhauserGoodyear12140Piston$15,101
332Johnny RutherfordMcLarenCosworthGoodyear17120Gearbox$19,472