This Week in Racing history (February 14-20)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com February 14 Junior Johnson, driving a Chevrolet sponsored by the Daytona Beach Kennel Club, wins the second Daytona 500 by being the first stockcar driver to exploit "drafting" ...

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

February 14
Junior Johnson, driving a Chevrolet sponsored by the Daytona Beach Kennel Club, wins the second Daytona 500 by being the first stockcar driver to exploit "drafting" (1960).

February 15
F1 champion and Le Mans winner Graham Hill born (1929).

February 16
Peter Gethin wins the Sandown Park, Australia, F5000 race in a Chevron B24 (1974).

February 17
Friday Hassler dies in accident during Daytona 500 qualifying race at Daytona Beach, Florida (1972).

February 18
Dale Jarrett wins his second NASCAR Daytona 500 stock car race (1996).

February 19
Malcolm Campbell sets a new Land Speed Record of 206.956 mph in his Bluebird on the Beach at Daytona, Florida, USA (1928).

February 20
Sports car racer and team owner Roger Penske born (1937).

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Series History
Drivers Dale Jarrett , Junior Johnson , Roger Penske , Graham Hill , Peter Gethin