This Week in Racing History (February 1-7)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com February 1 Al Holbert, Chip Robinson, Derek Bell, and Al Unser Jr. drive the Lauwenbrau Porsche 962 to victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona (1987). February 2 Mark Donohue and...

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

February 1
Al Holbert, Chip Robinson, Derek Bell, and Al Unser Jr. drive the Lauwenbrau Porsche 962 to victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona (1987).


February 2
Mark Donohue and Chuck Parsons drive the Chevrolet-powered Penske Sunoco Lola T70 MkIIIB to victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona (1969).

February 3
Art Christman makes the first sub-10 second (9.40) run on a 1/4-mile dragstrip (1953).

February 4
Charlotte Caracciola, the wife of German racing great Rudolph Caracciola, dies in an avalanche while skiing in Arosa, Switzerland (1934).

February 5
Lorenzo Bandini and Chris Amon, in a Ferrari 330P4, lead a Ferrari sweep of the podium in the 24 Hours of Daytona (1967).

February 6
Sport car racer Chuck Parsons born in Bruin, Kentucky, USA (1924).

February 7
Bruce McLaren drives a Cooper-Climax to victory in the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires (1960).

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