This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

Marvin Panch receives the Legends of Daytona Award
Marvin Panch receives the Legends of Daytona Award

Photo by: Trevor Horn

February 16
Marvin Panch wins the Daytona 500 driving a year-old Smokey Yunick Pontiac (1961).

February 17
Sports car and rally driver Steve Millen born (1953).

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

February 19
Peter Brock wins the Australian Touring Car Championship race at Sandown, Australia (1984).

February 20
Feruccio Lamgorghini, founder of the exotic car company that bears his name, dies (1993).

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

February 22
Chuck Etchells defeats Ron Capps in the Funnycar finals of the Atsco Nationals at Firebird Raceway in Chandler, Arizona, USA. First all-Camaro Funnycar finals in NHRA history (1998).