Kevin Cogan, taking advantage of Michael Andretti's misfortune, raced to his first Indy-car victory in the Dana 200 at Phoenix International Raceway. Cogan, 30, was trailing 23-year-old Andretti by about six seconds when the latter's new March racer began spouting smoke from the rear and rolled slowly to the pits.
That left Cogan, who had been battling with Andretti on and off through the 200-lap event, ahead of second-place Tom Sneva by two full laps. At the end, it was Cogan crossing the finish line one lap and 5.69 seconds ahead of Sneva.
The winner averaged 120.345 mph in the race, which was slowed by seven caution flags. He won about $40,000.
Emerson Fittipaldi of Brazil, Cogan's teammate and another former Formula 1 champion, was third. He was followed by Danny Sullivan and Johnny Rutherford . . . .
In Bristol, Tenn., Rusty Wallace, passing Darrell Waltrip on lap 400 to take the lead for good, notched his first career Winston Cup victory in the Valleydale 500 at Bristol International Raceway.
Wallace was the 11th different winner in the past 11 Winston Cup races, establishing a modern-day record for parity on the stock car circuit. The win at the half-mile oval was worth $34,780.
Ricky Rudd finished second and Waltrip, the Winston Cup points leader was third.