This Week in Racing History (December 12-18)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com December 12 F1 and Indy 500 champion Emerson Fittipaldi born in Sao Paulo, Brazil (1946). December 13 Indy 500 winner Vaso Bill "Vuky" Vukovich Sr. born (1918). December 14 1992...

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

December 12
F1 and Indy 500 champion Emerson Fittipaldi born in Sao Paulo, Brazil (1946).

December 13
Indy 500 winner Vaso Bill "Vuky" Vukovich Sr. born (1918).

December 14
1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Alan Kulwicki born (1954).

December 15
Indy Car mechanic Clint Brawner born (1916).

December 16
Italian judge Antonio Costanza acquits three track officials and three members of the Williams Grand Prix team of manslaughter (omicido colpose) in the death of Ayrton Senna in an accident during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix at Imola, Italy (1997).

December 17
First motor racing meet takes place on the new brick surface at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (1909).

December 18
The American Motors Corporation and Penske Racing officially announce that Penske Racing will field an AMC Matador in NASCAR Winston Cup competition (1971).

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Series History
Drivers Ayrton Senna , Emerson Fittipaldi , Alan Kulwicki
Teams Williams , Team Penske