This week in racing history (1997-07-06)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker July 6 Luigi Musso dies during French Grand Prix (1958). Parnelli Jones wins the Donnybrooke 250 Trans-Am race driving a Bud Moore prepared Mustang. USAC star Lloyd Ruby drives a privately entered ...

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker

July 6
Luigi Musso dies during French Grand Prix (1958).


Parnelli Jones wins the Donnybrooke 250 Trans-Am race driving a Bud Moore prepared Mustang. USAC star Lloyd Ruby drives a privately entered Camaro, blows a tires and crashes after 18 laps (1969).

July 7
Indy racer Stan Fox born (1952).


George Follmer wins the second Can-Am race of the season, Road Atlanta, in a Porsche 917/10K. Mark Donohue finishes second in a Porsche 917/30KL. It is the second and last Can-Am race that Donohue will not win this year (1973).


Carlo Chiti dies of heart attack at age 60 (1994).

July 8
CART team owner Dale Coyne born (1954).


Porsche wins their first F1 race when Dan Gurney drives the type 804 to victory in the French GP, at Rouen (1962).

July 9
"Prancing Horse" logo first appears on one of Enzo Ferrari's cars (1932).


ProStock dragracer Jim Yates born (1953).

July 10
F1 and sportcar racer Jean-Pierre Jarier born (1946).


Allan Moffat drives a Lotus-Cortina to victory in the Bryar 250 Trans-Am race (1966).

July 11
Franco Lini offers Jackie Ickx a spot on the Ferrari F1 team. He turns them down, only to sign on later in the year (1967).


Pedro Rodriguez dies in a wreck during an Interseries race at the Norisring (1971).

July 12
Racer, car builder, and team owner, Guy Ligier born (1930).


Denny Hulme wins the Watkins Glen Can-Am race in a McLaren M8D. The Chaparral 2J "sucker car" debuts with Jackie Stewart at the wheel. The 2J retires after 22 laps with break failure.

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