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A.J. Foyt undergoes successful back surgery

Updated: April 23, 2013, 4:35 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt had successful back surgery Tuesday.

His team said the 78-year-old IndyCar owner was expected to stay in a Houston hospital overnight. Surgeons were trying to relieve the sciatic nerve pain Foyt complained about. He is expected to make a full recovery.

A.J. Foyt Racing won its first race in 11 years Sunday when Takuma Sato won at Long Beach in his third race with the team. Sato became the first Japanese driver to win an IndyCar ...

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