Michael Andretti kept alive his championship hopes with a victory Sunday in the Texaco-Havoline 200, a race marred by a crash in which A.J. Foyt was seriously injured.
Andretti needed to finished ahead of CART-PPG Cup point leader Al Unser Jr. to remain in the battle for the series title, and he made certain of that by running off to his second victory in a row and fifth of the season.Andretti edged Emerson Fittipaldi, the defending series champion, by 2.04 seconds. Rick Mears finished third, just ahead of Unser.
Foyt, 55, the winningest driver in Indy-car history, broke his left foot and left heel, dislocated his left knee and right ankle, and broke a toe on his right foot. He was listed as serious, but upgraded to satisfactory condition following 4 1/2 hours of surgery Sunday night.