This Week in Racing History (August 23-29)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 23 Pete Hamilton drives a Petty Plymouth Superbird to victory in the NASCAR Grand National race at Talladega, Alabama, USA (1970). August 24 Vincenzo Lancia, racer and...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

August 23
Pete Hamilton drives a Petty Plymouth Superbird to victory in the NASCAR Grand National race at Talladega, Alabama, USA (1970).

August 24
Vincenzo Lancia, racer and founder of the Lancia automobile company, is born in Fobello, Italy (1881).

August 25
Jo Siffert drives a Porsche 908 to victory in the Austrian Grand Prix for sports cars at Zeltweg (1968).

August 26
Hans Stuck wins the first Swiss Grand Prix, held at Bremgarten in Berne, driving an Auto Union "P-Wagen" (1934).

August 27
George Eyston, driving the aero-engined Thunderbolt, sets a new World Land Speed Record of 345.20 mph/555.42 kph (1938).

August 28
Jochen Rindt wins the F2 Guards' Trophy Race at Brands Hatch, England, driving a Roy Winkelmann Racing Brabham BT23 (1967).

August 29
Peter Revson drives a Team McLaren M8F-Chevrolet to victory in the Can-Am race at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA (1971).

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