This Week in Racing History
Richard Petty comess back from one lap down to win the NASCAR Daytona 500 stockcar race in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, by more than two laps over the second place Bobby Isaac (1973).
Pete 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).
F1 and Can-Am racer Peter Gethin born (1940).
Andreas-Nikolaus "Niki" Lauda, 3-time F1 World Driving Champion, born in Austria (1949).
Lee Roy Yarbrough wins the NASCAR Daytona 500 stockcar race (1969).
Steve Parrish, motorcycle racer, 5-time European truck racing champion, and TV announcer, born in Royston, Hertfrdshire, England (1954).