This Week in Racing History (February 12-18)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker February 12 Tony Godfrey rides a Norton to victory in the FIM 500cc motorcycle Grand Prix at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1961). February 13 Nino Farina drives a...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

February 12
Tony Godfrey rides a Norton to victory in the FIM 500cc motorcycle Grand Prix at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1961).

February 13
Nino Farina drives a Ferrari 125 to victory in the Temporada race in Rosario, Argentina (1949).

February 14
Fred Lorensen drives a Ford to victory in the rain-shortened Daytona 500 stockcar race in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1965).

February 15
Rally driver Kristian Sohlberg born in Espoo, Finland (1978).

February 16
Mario Andretti, in only his second Daytona 500, wins the race. Fred Lorenzen is the only other driver on the lead lap at the end (1967).

February 17
Peter Gethin wins the Sandown Park, Australia, F5000 race in a Chevron B24 (1974).

February 18
Richard Petty wins his sixth Daytona 500 stockcar race after leaders Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison crash into each other on the final lap (1979).

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Series History
Drivers Mario Andretti , Richard Petty , Kristian Sohlberg , Donnie Allison , Peter Gethin