People in this week in racing history include: Dale Jarrett, Rick Mears, Hermann Lang, Elmo Langley, Ronnie Peterson, Stirling Moss and Vern Schuppan.
This Week in Racing History
Dale Jarrett wins his first NASCAR Winston Cup race, at Michigan (1991).
Rick Mears drives a Penske-Cosworth to victory in the USAC Championship race in Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1979).
The last pre-WWII race of the European Grand Prix Championship, the Swiss Grand Prix, is won by Hermann Lang driving a Mercedes-Benz (1939).
NASCAR great Elmo Langley born in Cresswell, North Carolina, USA (1929).
Ronnie Peterson drive a March 712 to victory in the F2 race at Kinnekulle, Sweden (1971).
Stirling Moss drives a Cooper-Climax to victory in the Portuguese Grand Prix at Monsato in Lisbon (1959).
Vern Schuppan drives Harley Cluxton's Mirage GR8 to victory in the sports car race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA (1975).