True Value 500

In June 1997, rookie driver Billy Boat was celebrating his victory in the True Value 500 -- until Arie Luyendyk crashed the party with some disconcerting news. When he revealed that the electronic lap counter at Fort Worth's Texas Motor Speedway had failed to record two of his trips around the track, Boat's boss (and team owner) A.J. Foyt promptly punched him in the face. Nonetheless, race officials later awarded Luyendyk the trophy and asked Foyt to hand it over. His reply? "If you think you're man enough, come down to Houston and help yourself!"

[The trophy stayed in Houston.]

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