This Week in Racing History (December 1-7)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker December 1 American Motors Corporation hires Craig Breedlove to set long distance high speed records with an AMX (1967). December 2 Lucien Bianchi drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

December 1
American Motors Corporation hires Craig Breedlove to set long distance high speed records with an AMX (1967).

December 2
Lucien Bianchi drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Angola Grand Prix at Luanda (1962).

December 3
Wendell Scott, the first African-American NASCAR racer, dies of spinal cancer at age 69 (1990).

December 4
The Gazetto dello Sport announces the first Mille Miglia road race (1926).

December 5
The paved track at Marouba, New South Wales, Australia, opens (1925).

December 6
F1 Champion and DTM team owner Keke Rosberg born (1948).

December 7
Walter Payton becomes the first pro football player to be a CART team owner when he joins with Dale Coyne to form Payton-Coyne Racing (1994).

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