Veteran Texan racing driver A.J. Foyt won the Miller High Life 500 stock car race?
TGV PAN Start of race and cars around bend
LV PAN TO Damaged cars on track
STV Marshal waves yellow flag
LV Tyre change in pits for eventual winner (No.21)
STV Official waves green flag
TGV PAN Finish of race.
TV Marshal with chequered flag
CU Results board
TV Winning ceremony at car
Initials BB/2130 JH/MR/BB/2200
SPORT: CAR RACING
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Background: Veteran Texan racing driver A.J. Foyt won the Miller High Life 500 stock car race in Ontario, California on Sunday before a crowd of more than 68,000 people. The win was Foyt's second victory in the 208,000 U.S. Dollar (approximately 80,000 Pounds Sterling) race and last month he came first in the Daytona, Florida, 500 event. Foyt went into the lead with only 15 laps of the 500 miles (approximately 800 kms) to go. He finished 4.2 seconds ahead of Bobby Alison with Buddy Baker taking third place.
SYNOPSIS: The Miller High Life 500 stock car race started under ideal conditions in Ontario, California, on Sunday as a crowd of more than 68,000 people watched. many were hoping to see veteran A.J. Foyt try to repeat his last year's victory.
top drivers Bobby Isaac and Mark Donohue were knocked out of the race when their cars tangled on the 46th lap. The drivers were uninjured but their care were badly damaged.
The yellow flag went up and Foyt took advantage of the opportunity to go the pits. Last month, Foyt won the Daytona 500 event.
The race turned into a duel for the last 45 laps and with only fifteen laps to go, Foyt went into the lead to stay.
Foyt came first, followed four-point-two seconds late by Bobby Allison and then by Buddy Baker.
Last year, Foyt won the approximately 80,000 Pounds' Sterling event by eight seconds.