Mike Stucker, Historian
This Week in Racing History
Moto Kitano rides a Honda to victory in the FIM 250cc motorcycle GP at Daytona, Florida, USA. Mike Hailwood is second on a Mondial (1961).
Midget, sprint, and Indy racer Pual Russo dies of natural causes (1976).
Jeff Gordon drives a Chevrolet to victory in the Daytona 500 NASCAR stock car race(1999).
F1 champion, Indy 500 winner, and Le Mans winner Graham Hill born (1929).
A Ferrari 250 GTO driven by Phil Hill and Pedro Rodriguez wins the Daytona Continental 2000 KM race in Daytona, Florida, USA (1964).
Sportscar and rally driver Steve Millen born (1953).
Jim Clark, driving a Lotus, wins the Tasman Series race at Warwick Farm, New South Wales, Australia (1968).