IN BRIEF : Petty Crewman’s Condition Critical

<i> From Times wire services </i>

Robert Calicutt, a Richard Petty crewman who was burned during a pit stop Sunday in the Motorcraft 500 NASCAR stock car race at Atlanta International Raceway, remained in critical condition today at an Augusta hospital.

Calicutt, 35, of High Point, N.C., was burned when gasoline apparently dripped onto the tailpipe of Petty’s car, bursting into a ball of flame that engulfed the crew member. Lisa Rowland, a spokeswoman for the burn center at Humana Hospital, said Calicutt is in critical condition, suffering from second- and third-degree burns over 25% of his body. She said he could remain hospitalized up to seven weeks.