People in this week in racing history include: Jimmy Bryan, Marshall Teague, John Surtees, Ralph DePalma, Jo Siffert, Mark Donohue, andGraham Hill.
This Week in Racing History
Jimmy Bryan, driving a Mercury, wins the USAC stock car race on the dirt track at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1958).
Marshall Teague, driving a Hudson Hornet, wins his second straight NASCAR race on the beach at Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1952).
John Surtees, the only man to win Grand Prix World Championships on two and four wheels, born in Tatsfield, Surrey, England (1934).
Ralph DePalma drives a Packard to a World Land Speed Record of 149.875 mph (1919).
Jo Siffert participates in his first auto racing event when he runs a Jaguar in a Swiss Automobile Club slalom (1960).
Driving a Porsche 911 Carrera, Mark Donohue wins the inaugural IROC finally at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1974).
F1 champion, Indy 500 winner, and Le Mans winner Graham Hill born (1929).
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