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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Little Al Blows Indy

ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin () -- A blown engine two turns from the end robbed Al Unser Jr. of his first victory in nearly a year and handed long-time rival Michael Andretti the victory in the IndyCar Texaco-Havoline 200.


Unser took the lead 13 laps from the end during the last of five full-course caution flags in Sunday's 321.8-kilometer road race at the Road America circuit.


He appeared well on the way to an easy victory that would have moved him ahead of series leader and fellow American Jimmy Vasser by two points with two races remaining.


The victory seemed assured when Brazilian Christian Fittipaldi, who was Unser's closest pursuer, suddenly pulled off course and parked on lap 45, aslo the victim of an engine failure.