This week in racing history (1997-06-22)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker June 22 Jeff Ward born (1961). Louis Chiron dies of natural causes (1979). June 23 Alex Zanardi wins his first Indycar race, at Portland, Oregon (1996). June 24 Juan Manuel Fangio, 5-time World ...

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker

June 22
Jeff Ward born (1961).


Louis Chiron dies of natural causes (1979).

June 23
Alex Zanardi wins his first Indycar race, at Portland, Oregon (1996).

June 24
Juan Manuel Fangio, 5-time World Driving Champion, born in Argentina (1911).


Jaguar's first victory at Le Mans (1951).

June 25
Dick Seaman dies in accident during Belgian GP, (1939).


Patrick Tambay born (1949).

June 26
Dick Moroso born (1939).


Chinetti and Selsdon drive a Ferrari 166MM Barchetta to victory at Le Mans. Ferrari's first Le Mans victory (1949).

June 27
NASCAR driver Johnny Benson Jr. born (1963).


Al Unser Sr. drives a Parnelli-Cosworth to victory in the Pocono 500. First USAC championship victory for a Ford-Cosworth engine (1976).


Sam Hanks dies of natural causes (1994).

June 28
NASCAR great Junior Johnson born (1931).

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