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Foyt IV awake but groggy after single-car crash

10/16/2005

FONTANA, Calif. -- A.J. Foyt IV, making his final start in
his grandfather's IndyCar, was injured in a crash early in Sunday's
Toyota Indy 400 at California Speedway.

The 21-year-old Foyt, scheduled to drive five NASCAR Busch
Series races beginning next weekend in Memphis, Tenn., was taken by
ambulance to Loma Linda University Medical Center after complaining
of pain in his knees. He was examined and released.

Track officials said the youngster was awake and talking but
groggy after being removed from his car, which hit the wall in turn
one of the 2-mile oval. Foyt was struggling with an ill-handling
car and had brushed the wall several laps before the crash.

During the ensuing caution period, a member of Roger Yasukawa's
crew was run over as the driver hurried to leave the pit. Officials
said the crewman, whose name was not released, was not seriously
injured.