A. J. Foyt, Jr. had already won the Indy 500 twice when he began building his own cars for 1966. Foyt's teammate George Snider put his Coyote on the outside of the front row. Foyt scored his third victory at Indy in 1967, in a Coyote of his own construction—a first at Indy. In 1971 Foyt adopted the abandoned Ford racing engine program and re-badged the turbo V-8 engine as “Foyt.” In 1973 he raced a new design Coyote that would remain competitive and win races through 1978. Foyt won the 1977 Indy 500 in a Foyt-powered Coyote to take his record fourth victory, setting an unsurpassed record for Indy drivers, and a unique achievement as an engine and car builder.