This Week in Racing History
April 13 - Dan Gurney, former F1/Indy/Trans-Am/stockcar/Can-Am racer and present CART team owner, born in Port Jefferson, New York (1931).
- Mario Andretti wins the USAC Champcar race in Hanford driving a Brawner-Ford (1969).
April 14 - American driving ace Eddie Rickenbacher participates in the first WWI combat mission of American pilots in an American squadron on order form an American commander (1918).
- 1996 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year, Joey Saldana, born (1972).
April 15 - Indycar driver Mel Kenyon born (1933).
- Danny Ongais, driving a Parnelli-Cosworth, wins the Indycar race at Texas World Speedway, at a speed of 173.594 mph (1978).
April 16 - Bob Carey is killed while driving a Miller 255 powered racer at Ascot, California (1933).
- Williams F1 team owner and founder Frank Williams born (1942).
April 17 - Former F1 racer Riccardo Patrese born (1954).
April 18 - Posthumas 1970 F1 World Champion Jochen Rindt born (1942).
- Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood win their first IMSA race in a Porsche 914/6 GT (1971).
April 19 - NASCAR and Trans-Am team owner Jack Roush born (1942).
- Jackie Stewart, driving a Cosworth powered March 701, wins the Spanish GP at Jarama. Bruce McLaren (McLaren 14A-Cosworth) is second with Mario Andretti (March 701-Cosworth) third. First F1 win for March.
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