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

February 18
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).

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

February 20
Cale Yarborough beats Benny Parsons by 1.39 seconds to win the NASCAR Daytona 500 (1977).

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

February 22
Andreas-Nikolaus "Niki" Lauda, 3-time F1 World Driving Champion, born in Austria (1949).

February 23
Lee Roy Yarbrough wins the NASCAR Daytona 500 stockcar race (1969).

February 24
Steve Parrish, motorcycle racer, 5-time European truck racing champion, and TV announcer, born in Royston, Hertfrdshire, England (1954).