This Week in Racing History
Friday Hassler dies in accident during Daytona 500 qualifying race at Daytona Beach, Florida (1972).
Andy Granatelli drives a supercharged Chrysler 300-F to a 1-mile speed record of 172.166 mph on the beach at Daytona, Florida, USA (1961).
Peter Brock wins the Australian Touring Car Championship race at Sandown, Australia (1984).
Cale Yarborough beats Benny Parsons by 1.39 seconds to win the NASCAR Daytona 500 (1977).
SCCA and stock car racer Scott Lagasse born (1957).
Chuck Etchells defeats Ron Capps in the Funny Car finals of the Atsco Nationals at Firebird Raceway in Chandler, Arizona, USA. First all-Camaro Funny Car finals in NHRA history (1998).
The FIA is created in Paris, France (1946).