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Sun 14 Sep 2003
All-time NASCAR Modified top ten announced

All-time NASCAR Modified top ten announced

NASCAR unveils Modified all-time top 10; Richie Evans heads new list that includes Stefanik, Spencer, abd Bodine. Richie Evans, a nine-time NASCAR champion, heads the NASCAR Modified All-Time Top 10 drivers. Photo by Motorsports...

Fri 16 May 2003
AARWBA Legends in Racing

AARWBA Legends in Racing

Six names added to AARWBA's Legends In Racing. The dean of American motorsport journalists leads a class of six inductees into Legends in Racing, the hall of fame of the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association. Also elected...

Mon 13 Oct 2003
Former German racer, Johann Abt died

Former German racer, Johann Abt died

Johann Abt passed away on Saturday at the age of 67 after a long and serious illness. He is survived by his wife Thea and their two sons Christian (36) and Hans-Jürgen Abt (40). Born in December 1935, Johann Abt was one of Germany's most ...

Mon 18 Aug 2003
This Week in Racing History (August 17-23)

This Week in Racing History (August 17-23)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 17 Tommy Kendall wins the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA, SCCA Trans-Am race in a Ford Mustang. His record tenth straight win clinches the drivers championship (1997). August 18 Jim Clark...

Sun 20 Jul 2003
This Week in Racing History (July 20-26)

This Week in Racing History (July 20-26)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker July 20 Jackie Ickx starts his Ferrari 312B on pole, sets fast lap, leads every lap, and wins the German GP (1972). July 21 Lee White, General Manager of the Toyota Racing Development Group, ...

Tue 30 Sep 2003
This Week in Racing History (September 28-October 4)

This Week in Racing History (September 28-October 4)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker September 28 Brian Redman drives a Lola-Chevy to victory in the inaugural Long Beach Grand Prix, an event for F5000 cars (1975). September 29 Sportscar racer Sherwood Johnston, who drove for Briggs...

Wed 30 Jul 2003
Brickyard 400 turns 10

Brickyard 400 turns 10

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, July 28, 2003 -- On Saturday, Aug. 7, 1993, one thing filled the grandstands of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: silence. One year later, on Saturday, Aug. 6, 1994, eager race fans witnessed the dawn of a new era in NASCAR...

Mon 31 Mar 2003
This Week in Racing History (March 30-April 5)

This Week in Racing History (March 30-April 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker March 30 Graham Hill wins the Sussex Trophy Race at Goodwood, England, driving a Ferrari 250 GTO (1964). March 31 Peter Townsend wins the P&O sponsored Formula Ford race at Oulton Park, England,...

Mon 13 Oct 2003
This Week in Racing History (October 12-18)

This Week in Racing History (October 12-18)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 12 Bruce McLaren wins and Denny Hulme is second, both driving McLaren M8B-Chevrolets, in the Laguna Seca, California, USA, Can-Am race. It is the seventh 1-2 finish by Team McLaren during the...

Sat 06 Dec 2003
Virginia MHoF inductees

Virginia MHoF inductees

South Boston, VA -- On Saturday, December 20th, Paul Sawyer and the late Clay Earles will be inducted into Virginia Motorsports Hall of Fame, joining last years inductees, the late Wendell Scott and Ray Hendrick. The induction ceremony will be ...

Sun 06 Jul 2003
This Week in Racign History (July 6-12)

This Week in Racign History (July 6-12)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker July 6 John Force becomes the first NHRA Funny Car driver to cover the 1/4-mile in less than 4.9 seconds when he runs 4.889 in Topeka, Kansas, USA (1996). July 7 Cobras finish 1-2-3 (Bob Johnson,...

Sun 31 Aug 2003
This Week in Racing History (August 31-September 6)

This Week in Racing History (August 31-September 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 31 Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme finish 1-2 in their Team McLaren M8B-Chevrolets in the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA, Can-Am race (1969). September 1 Mario Andretti drives the Mataka brothers'...

Wed 25 Jun 2003
NASCAR Top 10: Career championship statistics

NASCAR Top 10: Career championship statistics

NASCAR Top 10: Darrell Waltrip ranks first for career championship point under current scoring system; Rudd leads active drivers. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 24, 2003) -- Three-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion Darrell Waltrip, who ...

Wed 07 May 2003
IMS Hall of Fame inductees

IMS Hall of Fame inductees

Chapman, Kuzma, Mccluskey to be inducted in IMS Hall Of Fame. INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, May 6, 2003 -- Colin Chapman, Eddie Kuzma and Roger McCluskey will posthumously assume their place among the legends of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race in the...

Sun 04 May 2003
This Week in Racing History (May 4-10)

This Week in Racing History (May 4-10)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker May 4 Six-time IMSA Camel GT champion and two-time SCCA Trans-Am champion Peter Gregg born in New York City (1940). May 5 First La Carrera Panamerica road race begins. 132 cars enter the 5 ...

Wed 17 Dec 2003
AARWBA All-America Team history

AARWBA All-America Team history

<pre> HISTORY OF 2003 AARWBA AUTO RACING ALL-AMERICA TEAM MEMBERS FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM HONORABLE MENTION A.J. Allmendinger AL-03 Greg Anderson ...

Tue 26 Aug 2003
This Week in Racing History (August 24-30)

This Week in Racing History (August 24-30)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 24 Sterling Moss drives a Vanwall to victory in the Potuguese Grand Prix at Porto (1958). August 25 Former F1 team owner Ken Tyrrell dies from pancreatic cancer, at the age of 77, in his home...

Sun 27 Jul 2003
This Week in Racing History (July 27-August 1)

This Week in Racing History (July 27-August 1)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 27 Mario Andretti enters his first road race. He wins the race at Lime Rock, Connecticut, USA, driving a front-engined midget. Mark Donohue is second in a rear-engined midget (1963). July ...

Mon 28 Apr 2003
This Week in Racing History (April 27-May 3)

This Week in Racing History (April 27-May 3)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker April 27 Mike Hailwood takes part in his first motorcycle race, at Oulton Park, England (1957). April 28 Parry-Thomas drives his Thomas Special to a one-mile speed record of 170.624 mph ...

Mon 26 May 2003
This Week in Racing History (May 25-31)

This Week in Racing History (May 25-31)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker May 25 IRL driver A.J. Foyt IV born (1984). May 26 Johnny Rutherford wins the Indy 500 (1974). May 27 Mark Donohue wins the Indy 500 driving a McLaren-Offenhauser (1972). May 28 Jacques ...

Mon 22 Dec 2003
This Week in Racing History (December 21-27)

This Week in Racing History (December 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker December 21 Ayrton Senna tests a Penske Indycar at Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1992). December 22 The engine that will be used in the Honda RC211V MotoGP bike is run ...

Tue 24 Jun 2003
This Week in Racing History (June 22-28)

This Week in Racing History (June 22-28)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker June 22 Filming of staged racing sequences for the movie "Le Mans" begins (1970). June 23 Volker Wiedler, Johnny Herbert, and Bertrand Gachot drive a Mazda 787B to victory in the 24 Hours of Le ...

Wed 08 Jan 2003
This Week in Racing History (January 5-11)

This Week in Racing History (January 5-11)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker January 5 Trevers Walkett, one of four brothers who formed Ginetta Cars, dies at age 76 (2000). January 6 The F1CA, soon to be rename FOCA, names Bernie Eccelstone the President of Administration...

Sun 01 Jun 2003
This Week in Racing History (June 1-7)

This Week in Racing History (June 1-7)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker June 1 Rudolph Caricciola, driving a Fanfir, finishes fourth in his first auto race, at Avus in Germany (1922). June 2 Future stockcar great Junior Johnson and his father are arrested for making...

Tue 25 Mar 2003
This Week in Racing History (March 23-29)

This Week in Racing History (March 23-29)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker March 23 Mike Hailwood, who won 9 motorcycle World Championships and a European F2 title, dies in a road accident near his home (1981). March 24 Ferrari 250 GTO makes its debut in the 12 Hour ...

Mon 10 Nov 2003
This Week in Racing History (November 9-15)

This Week in Racing History (November 9-15)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker November 9 Pete Lovely drives a Ferrari to victory in the first race held at Laguna Seca, California, USA (1950). November 10 Rally driver Markko Martin born (1975). November 11 Billy Knipper, ...

Mon 09 Jun 2003
This Week in Racing History (June 8-14)

This Week in Racing History (June 8-14)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker June 8 Lucien Bianchi dies in practice crash at Le Mans, France (1969). June 9 The Belgian Grand Prix becomes the first race in which F1 cars carry rear wings. The race is won by Bruce McLaren in...

Mon 03 Nov 2003
This Week in Racing History (November 2-8)

This Week in Racing History (November 2-8)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker November 2 David Piper and Tony Maggs drive a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Kyalami 9 Hours race in South Africa (1963). November 3 Ayrton Senna wins the Australian Grand Prix at Adelaide in a ...

Mon 15 Sep 2003
This Week in Racing History (September 14-20)

This Week in Racing History (September 14-20)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker September 14 Jean Guichet and codriver Jose Behra win the Tour de France rally in a Ferrari 250 GTO (1963). September 15 Dan Gurney drives a Cobra to victory in the "Double 500" sportscar race ...

Sun 03 Aug 2003
This Week in Racing History (August 3-9)

This Week in Racing History (August 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 3 When Tommy Kendall drives his Mustang to victory at Watkins Glen, New York, USA, he scores his ninth straight SCCA Trans-Am win, breaking Mark Donohue's record (1997). August 4 One time...

Mon 17 Mar 2003
This Week in Racing History (March 16-22)

This Week in Racing History (March 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker March 16 Renault buys the Benetton F1 team (2000). March 17 Wally Booth drives his AMC Hornet to victory over Jack Roush's Mustang in the Gatornationals Pro Stock finals. First NHRA Pro Stock win...

Thu 23 Oct 2003
Ford's past championship Cup contenders

Ford's past championship Cup contenders

This Week in Ford Racing October 21, 2003 NASCAR's modern era is recognized as beginning in 1972 with the introduction of R.J. Reynolds as series sponsor. In the 30 years that have followed, Ford Racing has won more than 250 Winston Cup races ...

Sun 07 Sep 2003
This Week in Racing History (September 7-13)

This Week in Racing History (September 7-13)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker September 7 Bill Brack wins the non-championship Formula Atlantic race at Brainard, Minnesota, USA. Bobby Rahal is second with Gilles Villeneuve third (1975). September 8 The worst accident in the...

Tue 04 Feb 2003
This Week in Racing History (February 2-8)

This Week in Racing History (February 2-8)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker February 2 Seven drivers share the winning Dyson Racing R&S MkIII-Ford in winning the 24 Hours of Daytona (1997). February 3 Racer Johnny Robinson born (1947). February 4 Connie Kalitta becomes...

Mon 15 Dec 2003
Mon 17 Nov 2003
This Week in Racing History (November 16-22)

This Week in Racing History (November 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker November 16 Tazio Nuvolari, racing great between the wars, is born at 9:00 AM in Castel d'Dario, Italy (1892). November 17 British saloon car racers Anita Taylor and David Matthews are wed ...