|Description||At the start of the race, Scott Goodyear swept into the lead from the outside of the front row. Seconds later, Stan Fox (#91) dipped low to the inside, hit the rumble strips, got loose and went into a half-spin. He slid directly up the track and into the path of Eddie Cheever (#14) before slamming the outside wall head-on. Fox's car was demolished, the front nose was ripped off, and Fox's legs and body were exposed as the car crashed up into the catch fence. Lyn St. James (#90) and Carlos Guerrero (#22) were collected in the accident and subsequently taken out of the race. Gil de Ferran (#8) and Eric Bachelart (#19) both suffered suspension damage when they hit pieces of debris from the incident. Both limped back to the pits, but dropped out when it was determined the damage was too much to repair. A lengthy caution was needed for cleanup, and Fox was critically injured with a closed head injury due to g-forces. Despite his exposed extremities, however, he suffered no major injuries to his arms or legs. Fox was transported to Methodist Hospital, and after several months, he recovered, but would never race again.|
Lyn St. James
Gil de Ferran
|Series||USAC National Championship|
|Circuit||Indianapolis Motor Speedway|
|Photo Credit||Brian Spurlock/The Indianapolis News|
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