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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 10 Aug 2003
This Week in Racing History (August 10-16)

This Week in Racing History (August 10-16)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 10 After 16,000 km and exactly two months, the Italia of Prince Scipione Borghese, mechanic Ettore Guizzardi, and journalist Luigi Barzini arrives in Paris, France, to win the Paris-Peking 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...

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...

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 ...

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, ...

Mon 14 Jul 2003
This Week in Racing History (July 13-19)

This Week in Racing History (July 13-19)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker July 13 NASCAR driver Davey Allison dies one day after crashing the helicopter he was piloting on the infield of the Talledega Superspeedway in Talledega, Alabama, USA (1993). July 14 Open-wheel...

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,...

Mon 30 Jun 2003
This Week in Racing Histoy (June 29-July 5)

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

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker June 29 Ferdinando Latteri drives a Ferrari 330 GTO to victory in the Coppa Sila Hillclimb in Italy (1965). June 30 NASCAR team owner Don Miller born (1939). July 1 Ayrton Senna enters and wins...

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 ...

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 ...

Sun 15 Jun 2003
This Week in Racing History (June 15-21)

This Week in Racing History (June 15-21)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker June 15 Jackie Ickx and Jackie Oliver drive a Ford GT40 to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1969). June 16 Donnie Allison drives a Ford to his first NASCAR Grand National victory, at...

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...

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...

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 19 May 2003
This Week in Racing History (May 18-24)

This Week in Racing History (May 18-24)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker May 18 Because of rain, for the first time in history, no car qualifies for the Indy 500 on the first weekend of qualifying (1969). May 19 John Surtees and Willy Mairesse drive a Ferrari 250P to...

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 12 May 2003
This Week in Racing History (May 11-17)

This Week in Racing History (May 11-17)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker May 11 Jacques Swaters buys from the Ferrari factory the last 250 GTO built (1964). May 12 Denny Hulme sustains second and third degree burns to his hands and feet during a cockpit fire in his ...

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 ...

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 ...

Tue 22 Apr 2003
This Week in Racing History (April 20-26)

This Week in Racing History (April 20-26)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker April 20 Doc Bundy and Andy Wallace give Panoz their first victory when they win the IMSA GT race at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, USA, in their Panoz GTR-1 (1997). April 21 Ayrton Senna, ...

Sat 19 Apr 2003
This Week in Racing History (April 29-May 5)

This Week in Racing History (April 29-May 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker April 29 Australian Touring Car legend Dick Johnson born in Brisbane, Australia (1947). April 30 Richard Petty wins the Darlington 400 NASCAR stockcar race in a Plymouth Belvedere at Darlington,...

Sun 13 Apr 2003
This Week in Racing History (April 13-19)

This Week in Racing History (April 13-19)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker April 13 Rudolph Caracciola drives a Mercedes to victory in the Monoco Grand Prix (1936). April 14 Rallyist Paddy Hopkirk born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (1933). April 15 Mario Andretti...