This Week in Racing History (December 5-11)

This Week in Racing History December 5 - Richard Petty enters the hospital for ulcer surgery. Doctors remove 40% of his stomach and he is hospitalized for 12 days (1978). December 6 - CART driver Dari Franchitti ...

This Week in Racing History

December 5 - Richard Petty enters the hospital for ulcer surgery. Doctors remove 40% of his stomach and he is hospitalized for 12 days (1978).

December 6 - CART driver Dari Franchitti makes his TV sitcom debut on the program "Suddenly Susan", on America's NBC network (1999).

December 7 - Stockcar racer Lee Roy Yarbrough dies of natural causes (1984).

December 8 - Indycar racer George Snider born (1940).

December 10 - Jurgen Barth born (1947).

December 11 - Ferdinand "Butzy" Porsche, designer of the Porsche 911, born (1935).

Previous installments of This Week in Racing History can be found at motorsport.com.

Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1999 stucker@$sugar-land.spc.slb.com Remove "$" from email address above. www.flash.net/~cstucker

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Series History
Drivers Richard Petty , Jürgen Barth