This Week in Racing History
Marshall Teague, driving a Hudson Hornet, wins his second straight NASCAR race on the beach at Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1952).
John Surtees, the only man to win Grand Prix World Championships on two and four wheels, born in Tatsfield, Surrey, England (1934).
Ralph DePalma drives a Packard to a World Land Speed Record of 149.875 mph (1919).
Jo Siffert participates in his first auto racing event when he runs a Jaguar in a Swiss Automobile Club slalom (1960).
Driving a Porsche 911 Carrera, Mark Donohue wins the inaugural IROC finally at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1974).
F1 champion, Indy 500 winner, and Le Mans winner Graham Hill born (1929).
Hendrick Motorsport Chevys finish 1-2-3 in the Daytona 500. Jeff Gordon wins followed by Terry Labonte and Ricky Craven (1997).