This Week in Racing History (June 29-July 5)

This Week in Racing History June 29 - Jimmy Bryant, driving the Offenhauser powered Dean Van Lines Special, wins the first Monza 500 "Race of Two Worlds" (1957). - Page Jones, son of Parnelli Jones, born ...

This Week in Racing History

June 29 - Jimmy Bryant, driving the Offenhauser powered Dean Van Lines Special, wins the first Monza 500 "Race of Two Worlds" (1957).

- Page Jones, son of Parnelli Jones, born (1972).

June 30 - Guido Adami drives a 5.3L Panhard to victory in the Coppa Italia. First road race of multiple laps -- 4 laps of 75 km each (1901).

- NASCAR racer Sterling Marlin born (1957).

- Gueseppi Farina dies of natural causes (1966).

July 1 - Vincenzo Lancia, in his first race, drives a Fiat to victory in the 220 km Padua-Vicenza-Bassano-Treviso-Padua race. Also the first race for Felice Nazzaro (1900).

July 2 - First Chicago, USA, area board track race held in Maywood, Illinois (1915).

- First Formula Ford race held, in England (1967).

July 4 - Richard Petty wins NASCAR Winston Cup race held at Daytona, Florida, USA. Petty's 200th win. Ronald Reagan becomes first sitting US President to attend a NASCAR race (1984).

July 5 - Bernd Rosemeyer drives an Auto Union to victory in the second George Vanderbilt Cup race (1937).

Previous issues of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).

Michael Stucker | Anadrill Schlumberger, Sugar Land, Texas stucker@sugar-land.anadrill.slb.com | Definately not Anadrill's opinion. Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1997 "It's all fun and games. Until you break a hip." -- Craig Kilborn

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