This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

December 9
Clay Wood, one of NASCAR's original "Wood Brothers", dies (1989).

December 10
NASCAR team owner Ray DeWitt born (1950).

December 11
Ferdinand Alexander "Butzi" Porsche, designer of the Porsche 904 and 911 and son of the founder of the Porsche automobile company, born (1935).

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

December 13
Indy 500 champion Bill Vukovich Sr. is born (1918).

December 14
Michael Schumacher tests a Ligier JS39 F1 race car (1994).

December 15
Sportscar racing great Peter Gregg commits suicide (1980).