This Week in Racing History
F1 World Champion Alan Jones born in Melbourne, Australia (1946).
Dan Gurney wins the Formula Libre race on the airfield at Ballarat, Australia, driving a BRM P48 F1 car. Graham Hill's second place makes it a BRM 1-2 finish (1961).
NASCAR team crew chief Donnie Wingo born (1960).
While his father cheers him on from the TV booth, Dale Jarrett wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR stock car race in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1993).
Vincenzo Lancia, racer and founder of the Lancia automobile company, dies of a heart attack at the age of 55 (1937).
Benny Parsons wins the NASCAR Daytona 500 stock car race in (1975).
The three-hour Daytona Continental, run at Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, is won by Pedro Rodriguez in a Ferrari 250 GTO (1963).