This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker

July 27
Denny Hulme drives his McLaren M8B to victory in the Can-Am race in Edmonton, Canada. Chris Amon in a Ferrari 612 is second. Best ever Can-Am finish for Ferrari (1969).

Philippe Alliot born (1954).

July 28
Yannick Dalmas born (1961).

Emerson Fittipaldi gets his first win in a CART Indycar at the Michigan 500 (1985).

July 29
Roger Williamson dies during Dutch Grand Prix (1973).

At his first race on an oval, Parker Johnstone puts his Honda powered Indycar on pole for the CART Michigan 500 (1995).

July 30
Scott Pruett gets his first CART Indycar win by winning the Michigan 500 (1995).

July 31
Onofre Marimon is killed during practice for the German Grand Prix (1954).

Four stars of NASCAR stockcars were entered in the VIR 400 Trans-Am race in Danville, Virginia. David Pearson destroyed the engine in his Dodge Dart during practice. Curtis Turner blew an engine in his Ford Mustang but ended up being classified as the last car running after having the hole in the engine taped over. Richard Petty went off course twice, getting permanently stuck in mud the second time. Wendell Scott spun and then broke his Mustang's suspension crossing a drainage ditch trying to return to the pits. Trans-Am regulars Bob Johnson and Tom Yeager won in a Mustang (1966).

August 1
Sheldon Kinser dies of cancer (1988).

August 2
"John Winter" born (1949).