This Week in Racing History (December 14-20)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker December 14 On the ski slopes of Switzerland, Craig Pollock tells driver Jacques Villeneuve that he is leaving the BAR team (2001). December 15 NASCAR stockcar racer Jimmy Spencer born ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

December 14
On the ski slopes of Switzerland, Craig Pollock tells driver Jacques Villeneuve that he is leaving the BAR team (2001).

December 15
NASCAR stockcar racer Jimmy Spencer born (1957).

December 16
Doug Van Riet wins the first Rand Grand Prix Handicap at the Earl Howe Circuit outside of Johannesburg, South Africa (1937).

December 17
2003 CART Champ Car champion Paul Tracy born (1968).

December 18
Midget and Indy Car racer Stan Fox is killed in a road accident in New Zealand at the age of 48 (2000).

December 19
The first Matra 3-liter V12 engine comes to life on a test-bench (1967).

December 20
Formula One and sportscar racer Karl Wendlinger born (1968).

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