This Week in Racing History (February 15-21)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com February 15 Richard Petty beats Bobby Allison by four seconds to win the Daytona 500 (1981). February 16 Marvin Panch wins the Daytona 50 driving a year-old Smokey Yunick Pontiac...

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

February 15
Richard Petty beats Bobby Allison by four seconds to win the Daytona 500 (1981).

February 16
Marvin Panch wins the Daytona 50 driving a year-old Smokey Yunick Pontiac (1961).

February 17
The first car named Mercedes, made by Daimler, debuts at a race in Pau, France (1901).

February 18
Pre-WWI auto racer Robert Soubiran is transferred from the French Lafayette Escadrille to the US Air Service 103rd Pursuit Squadron during WWI (1918).

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
Two-time Indy 500 winner Bobby Unser born (1934).

February 21
F1 and Can-Am racer Peter Gethin born (1940).

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