This Week in Racing History (August 15-21)

This Week in Racing History August 15 - Sterling Moss drives a Vanwall to victory in the Pescara Grand Prix (1957). - Lorenzo Bandini and Giorgio Scalatti win the Pescara Grand Prix (for the World ...

This Week in Racing History

August 15 - Sterling Moss drives a Vanwall to victory in the Pescara Grand Prix (1957).

- Lorenzo Bandini and Giorgio Scalatti win the Pescara Grand Prix (for the World Championship of Makes) in a Ferrari (1961).

August 16 - Richard Petty drives Chevrolet Monte Carlo to victory in NASCAR Winston Cup race at Dover, Deleware, USA (1979).

- Damon Hill starts last and finishes last in the last race run by the Brabham F1 team, the Hungarian Grand Prix. Brabham had 394 GP starts, 39 poles, 35 wins, 4 driver's championships, and 2 constructor's titles in 31 seasons (1992).

August 17 - Tyrrell 001 F1 racer debuts in London, England (1970).

- Fred Offenhauser, of Offy engine fame, dies of natural causes (1973).

August 18 - Drag racer Bob Glidden born (1944).

August 19 - First motor races held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (1909).

- Rick Mears and Bobby Unser give Team Penske a 1-2 victory in the last Indycar race ever run at Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1979).

August 20 - Drag racer Doug Kalitta born (1964).

August 21 - Stockcar racer Elmo Lamgley born (1929). Previous installments of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).

Michael Stucker stucker@$sugar-land.spc.slb.com Remove "$" from email address above. Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1999 www.flash.net/~cstucker

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Series History
Drivers Doug Kalitta , Bob Glidden , Rick Mears , Bobby Unser , Richard Petty , Damon Hill
Teams Team Penske