A.J. Foyt undergoes successful back surgery
Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt had successful back
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 race, and the
first Foyt driver to win on a street or road course since Foyt
himself in 1978.
Foyt watched the race on television at home in Texas. He plans
to be at next month’s Indianapolis 500, where will also have rookie
Conor Daly driving.