This Week in Racing History

John Surtees Championship winning F1 Ferrari
John Surtees Championship winning F1 Ferrari

Photo by: Pat Cranham

February 9
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).

February 10
Marshall Teague, driving a Hudson Hornet, wins his second straight NASCAR race on the beach at Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1952).

February 11
John Surtees, the only man to win Grand Prix World Championships on two and four wheels, born in Tatsfield, Surrey, England (1934).

John Surtees Display, 1954 Bmw 500cc Motorcylcle
John Surtees Display, 1954 Bmw 500cc Motorcylcle

Photo by: Daniel James Smith

February 12
Ralph DePalma drives a Packard to a World Land Speed Record of 149.875 mph (1919).

February 13
Jo Siffert participates in his first auto racing event when he runs a Jaguar in a Swiss Automobile Club slalom (1960).

February 14
Driving a Porsche 911 Carrera, Mark Donohue wins the inaugural IROC finally at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1974).

February 15
F1 champion, Indy 500 winner, and Le Mans winner Graham Hill born (1929).

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