This Week in Racing History (August 14-20)

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Michael Stucker, Historian

This Week in Racing History
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Stefan Johansson
Stefan Johansson

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August 14
Stefan Johansson destroys his McLaren but is unhurt after hitting a deer at nearly 180 mph during practice for the Austrian Grand Prix at the Oesterreichring (1987).

August 15
The 750 kilometer sports car race on the Paul Ricard Circuit at Le Castellet, France, is won by Jean-Pierre Jarier and Jean-Pierre Beltoise driving a Matra M670C (1974).

August 16
Bill Schindler wins the AAA Championship race on the dirt oval in Springfield, Illinois, USA (1952).

August 17
Ken Miles is killed when the Ford J-Car he is testing crashes at Riverside International Raceway in Riverside, California, USA (1966).

August 18
Lou Sell, driving an Eagle-Chevy for Smothers Brothers Racing, wins the SCCA FA race at New Thompson Speedway, near Thompson, Connecticut, USA (1968).

August 19\Leo Kinunen, driving the AAW Porsche 917/10, wins the Interserie event at the Misano Autodromo in Santa Monica, Italy (1973).

August 20
Paul Tracy wins the CART Texaco/Haveline 200 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA (2000).

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