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Fittipaldi Injured in Accident

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From Associated Press

A fiery crash on the second lap of the Marlboro 500 at Brooklyn, Mich., Sunday left driver Emerson Fittipaldi with a fractured vertebra and a partially collapsed left lung.

Fittipaldi, 49, was examined at the medical facility on the infield of Michigan International Speedway before being taken to the hospital. None of his injuries were considered life-threatening.

Fellow Brazilian Andre Ribeiro, driving a Lola-Honda, pulled away from Bryan Herta in the final seven laps to win the race by 1.378 seconds for his second Indy-car victory of the season.

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Brazilian Mauricio Gugelmin, the only other driver on the lead lap, was third in a Ford-Cosworth.

Al Unser Jr. was fourth in his Penske-Mercedes. It marked the 13th consecutive race without a triumph for the Penske team, tying a team record for frustration.

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At Hockenheim, Germany, Formula One leader Damon Hill won the German Grand Prix, taking the lead when Gerhard Berger’s engine blew up with three laps to go.

Hill, who started from the pole position, fell behind early but rallied to edge Jean Alesi of France by 11.5 seconds in the 190.8-mile race, averaging 140 mph.

The win, Hill’s 20th Formula One victory, gave him 10 more points in the world championship standings. He leads teammate Jacques Villeneuve, who finished third, by a 73-52 margin.

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Jerry Marquis of Broad Brook, Conn., won the Sunoco 150 at Holland, N.Y., by .37 seconds. It was his second consecutive victory, and third overall, on the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour.

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