USAC Indy car race
Pocono International Raceway
Winning driver: Tom Sneva
Winning car owner: "The Captain" Roger Penske
Full results: UltimateRacingHistory.com
Super Tex A.J. Foyt knocked off fellow Texan Johnny Rutherford to capture the pole. After a week of sparring with track management, Foyt was boo'd - BOO'D - after laying down the quickest lap. The very popular Foyt had captured his fourth Indy 500 just a month or so earlier. So to hear boo-birds was quite the unexpected reception, but at least Super Tex recognized the jeers were from adults and not kids.
|Source: The Evening News via Google News Archive|
|Source: Spokane Daily Chronicle, July 27, 1977|
|Source for above two: Reading Eagle, July 27, 1977|
- Joe Saldana finished 10th. Saldana is the father of Joey Saldana, current World of Outlaws driver.
- Al Loquasto, who later drove a Schaefer Buick in the 1981 Mountain Dew 500 NASCAR Cup race at Pocono, finished 28th driving for himself.
- George Snider completed a lousy one lap and finished 33rd - dead last - driving for Bobby Hillin. Yes, Hillin. As in Bobby Hillin, Sr. - father of future NASCAR rolling chicane driver, Bobby Hillin, Jr.
|Source: Wilmington NC Star-News via Google News Archive|
Edited June 26, 2014