This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker
American Motors Corporation hires Craig Breedlove to set long distance high speed records with an AMX (1967).
Lucien Bianchi drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Angola Grand Prix at Luanda (1962).
Wendell Scott, the first African-American NASCAR racer, dies of spinal cancer at age 69 (1990).
The Gazetto dello Sport announces the first Mille Miglia road race (1926).
The paved track at Marouba, New South Wales, Australia, opens (1925).
F1 Champion and DTM team owner Keke Rosberg born (1948).
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).