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Sat 26 Dec 1998
This Week in Racing History (December 27-January 2)

This Week in Racing History (December 27-January 2)

This Week in Racing History December 28 - David Empringham born (1964). December 29 - Waddell Wilson born (1936). December 30 - NASCAR racer Fred Lorenzen born (1934). December 31 - Bob Wilke, Offy engine dealer who's family ...

Sun 20 Dec 1998
This Week in Racing History (December 20-26)

This Week in Racing History (December 20-26)

This Week in Racing History December 20 - IRL driver Scott Goodyear born (1959). December 22 - NHRA Top Fuel dragracer Shelly Anderson born (1965). December 23 - Ferrari F93A unveiled to the public (1993). December 24 -...

Sun 06 Dec 1998
This Week in Racing History (December 6-12)

This Week in Racing History (December 6-12)

This Week in Racing History December 6 - F1 World Champion Keke Rosberg born (1948). December 7 - Sportscar racer Bob Tullius born (1936). December 8 - Indycar racer George Snider born (1940). December 9 - Lt. George Rand suspends the ...

Sat 28 Nov 1998
This Week in Racing History (November 29 - December 5)

This Week in Racing History (November 29 - December 5)

This Week in Racing History November 29 - Chuck Daigh born (1923). November 30 - David Bruce-Brown, driving a Fiat, wins his second consecutive American Grand Prize at Savanah, Georgia, USA. Final race ...

Sun 22 Nov 1998
This Week in Racing History (November 22-28)

This Week in Racing History (November 22-28)

This Week in Racing History November 22 - Jake Elder born (1936). November 23 - Sportscar racer Jeremy Dale born (1962). November 24 - Buddy Parrott born (1939). November 25 - Joe Gibbs, former NFL football coach and now ...

Sun 15 Nov 1998
This Week in Racing History (November 15-21)

This Week in Racing History (November 15-21)

This Week in Racing History November 15 - Richard Petty's last race as a driver is the same race in which Alan Kulwicki clinches his only Winston Cup title, at Atlanta Motor Speedway (1992). November...

Sun 08 Nov 1998
This Week in Racing (November 8-15)

This Week in Racing (November 8-15)

This Week in Racing History November 8 - Masten Gregory, Grand Prix and sportscar racer in the '50s & '60s, dies of a heart attack (1985). November 9 - British Touring Car Championship driver David...

Sun 01 Nov 1998
This Week in Racing History (November 1-7)

This Week in Racing History (November 1-7)

This Week in Racing History November 1 - David Bruce-Brown, the first American to win a Grand Prix, dies in practice accident for the American Grand Prize race in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1912). November 2...

Sat 24 Oct 1998
This Week in Racing History (October 25-31)

This Week in Racing History (October 25-31)

This Week in Racing History October 25 - Stuart Lewis-Evans dies in East Grinstead, Sussex, England, from burns suffered in accident during Moroccan Grand Prix, six days earlier (1958). - Dan...

Sun 18 Oct 1998
This Week in Racing History (October 18-24)

This Week in Racing History (October 18-24)

This Week in Racing History October 18 - Formula Atlantic racer Alex Tagliani born (1972). October 19 - Eddie Hulse, driving Regg Schlemmer's Mercury powered roadster, sets a new Southern California...

Sun 11 Oct 1998
This Week in Racing History (October 11-17)

This Week in Racing History (October 11-17)

This Week in Racing History October 11 - Ferrari 512M makes race debut (1970). - Todd Parrott becomes crew chief for Dale Jarrett's Robert Yates Ford Thunderbird NASCAR Winston Cup stockcar ...

Mon 05 Oct 1998
This Week in Racing History (October 4-11)

This Week in Racing History (October 4-11)

This Week in Racing History October 4 - First shakedown of prototype Bugatti 251 Grand Prix racer (1955). October 5 - Barney Oldfield makes his road racing debut in the US Grand Prize race in Milwaukee ...

Sun 27 Sep 1998
This Week in Racing History (September 27-October 3)

This Week in Racing History (September 27-October 3)

This Week in Racing History September 27 - Howard Millican, ace Indycar fabricator, machinist, and general innovator dies after a long illnes (1995). September 28 - Dragracer Gene Snow born (1937). ...

Sun 20 Sep 1998
This Week in Racing History (September 20-26)

This Week in Racing History (September 20-26)

This Week in Racing History September 20 - F1 and sportscar racer Richie Ginther dies of heart failure at age 59 while vacationing in France (1989). September 21 - NASCAR team owner Richard Childress born ...

Sun 13 Sep 1998
This Week in Racing History (September 13-19)

This Week in Racing History (September 13-19)

This Week in Racing History September 14 - Indycar and sportscar driver Dominic Dobson born (1957). September 15 - Jimmy Murphy dies in wreck during Championship race at Syracuse, New York, USA ...

Sun 06 Sep 1998
This Week in Racing History (September 6-12)

This Week in Racing History (September 6-12)

This Week in Racing History September 6 - Syd Watkins born (1928). - Second Peking-to-Paris Motor Challenge begins 90 years after the first. Oldest car entered was a 1907 La France Hooper ...

Sun 30 Aug 1998
This Week in Racing History (August 30-September 5)

This Week in Racing History (August 30-September 5)

This Week in Racing History August 30 - Race cars take to the streets of Los Angeles, California, USA, for the first time, in the VARA Ford Los Angeles Grand Prix for vintage racers (1997). September 1 - ...

Sun 23 Aug 1998
This Week in Racing History (August 23-29)

This Week in Racing History (August 23-29)

This Week in Racing History August 23 - NASCAR racer Kenny Wallace born (1963). August 24 - Luigi "Gigi" Villoresi, Grand Prix driver both before and after World War II, dies at age 88 (1997). August 25 -...

Mon 17 Aug 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: August 18, 1963 - The Day the Dinosaurs Died

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: August 18, 1963 - The Day the Dinosaurs Died

August 18, 1963 - The Day the Dinosaurs Died by Dean Case, Society of Automotive Historians <dean.case@nissan-usa.com> Thirty-five years ago this month marked the end of an era; the reign of the roadsters was over. The modern Indy ...

Sun 16 Aug 1998
This Week in Racing History (August 16-22)

This Week in Racing History (August 16-22)

This Week in Racing History August 17 - Pete Brock born (1945). - Ken Miles dies in testing crash at Riverside, California, USA (1965). - Nigel Mansell competes in his first GP, the Austrian Grand...

Sun 09 Aug 1998
This Week in Racing History (August 9-15)

This Week in Racing History (August 9-15)

This Week in Racing History August 9 - F1 and Indycar driver Stefan Johansson born in Vaxjo, Sweden (1956). - Mark Donohue sets an American closed-course speed record of 221.120 MPH at Talledega, ...

Sun 02 Aug 1998
This Week in Racing History (August 2-8)

This Week in Racing History (August 2-8)

This Week in Racing History August 2 - Jean Behra dies in accident during the German Grand Prix at Avus (1959). - Ronnie Bucknum debuts the Honda RA271 in the German Grand Prix with a DNF. It was ...

Sun 19 Jul 1998
This Week in Racing History (July 19-25)

This Week in Racing History (July 19-25)

This Week in Racing History July 19 - Ayrton Senna has his first drive in an F1 car when he tests a Williams-Ford FW08C for Frank Williams (1983). July 20 - Salvatore Ammendola drives an Alfa Romeo to victory in...

Sun 12 Jul 1998
This Week in Racing History

This Week in Racing History

This Week in Racing History July 12 - Luigi Storero wins race at Piacenza, Italy (1899). - NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick born (1949). - Nigel Mansell scores his 28 Formula One win at the British GP at...