Final results were posted at 8am.
“Sure, Graham had some luck,” says Dilamarter, who became team manager of Vel’s Parnelli Jones Racing. “That’s part of it. It was a crazy race [only four cars went the full distance], but he stayed calm and kept it between the walls. That’s also part of it.
“He made good pitstops [Stewart stalled at one of his], didn’t overshoot his marks, and read the race well.
“He was very capable, no question.”
Bignotti: “Graham came to Indianapolis and made a bit of a splash. And, by God, they came the next day and fixed them.”
Dilamarter: “They fitted doors and dividers to the toilets. That was a big thing at Indy, believe me.”
And the restroom, as they say, is history.
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