Mike Stucker, historian
This Week in Racing History
Sportscar racer Andy Wallace born (1961).
A.J. Foyt wins the NASCAR Daytona 500 at Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1972).
SCCA and stock car racer Scott Lagasse born (1957).
Andreas-Nikolaus "Niki" Lauda, 3-time F1 World Driving Champion, born in Austria (1949).
Richard Petty leads 184 of 200 laps on his way to his first NASCAR Daytona 500 victory at Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1964).
Steve Parrish, motorcycle racer, 5-time European truck racing champion, and TV announcer, born in Royston, Hertfordshire, England (1954).
Rally driver Markku Alen born (1951).