This Race in Racing History (February 25-March 3)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker February 25 F1 and sportscar racer Tony Brooks born (1932). February 26 Australian Touring Car Legend Peter Brock born in Hurstbridge, Victoria, Australia (1945). Jeff Gordon wins the Goodwrench...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

February 25
F1 and sportscar racer Tony Brooks born (1932).

February 26
Australian Touring Car Legend Peter Brock born in Hurstbridge, Victoria, Australia (1945).


Jeff Gordon wins the Goodwrench 500 NASCAR Winston Cup race at Rockingham, North Carolina, USA (1995).

February 27
Tony Schumacher sets an NHRA Top Fuel 1/4 mile ET record of 4.503 seconds at Pomona, California, USA (1999).

February 28
Richard Petty scores his first NASCAR victory when he wins on the dirt track at the Charlotte Fairgrounds (1960).


Sportscar racer Bruce Leitzinger born (1969).

March 1
Jackie Stewart wins the South African Grand Prix in a Matra MS10-Ford. Last race for the MS10 (1969).

March 2
Michael Andretti drives a Swift-Ford to victory in the CART Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami at Homestead, Florida, USA. First CART win for Swift in their first CART race (1997).

March 3
Dick Johnson drives the Zupps Improved Touring Holden Torana XU-1 for the first time, at Amaroo Park, Australia (1973).

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Series History
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Tony Schumacher , Michael Andretti , Jackie Stewart , Richard Petty , Peter Brock , Dick Johnson , Tony Brooks