This Week in Racing History (February 2-8)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker February 2 Seven drivers share the winning Dyson Racing R&S MkIII-Ford in winning the 24 Hours of Daytona (1997). February 3 Racer Johnny Robinson born (1947). February 4 Connie Kalitta becomes...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

February 2
Seven drivers share the winning Dyson Racing R&S MkIII-Ford in winning the 24 Hours of Daytona (1997).

February 3
Racer Johnny Robinson born (1947).

February 4
Connie Kalitta becomes the first man in NHRA history to record a speed greater than 290 mph in the quarter mile when he runs 291.54 mph at Pomona, California, USA (1989).

February 5
Mike Skinner wins the first ever NASCAR Supertruck race, at Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1995).

February 6
Mario Andretti and Jackie Ickx drive a Ferrari 312PB to victory in the 6-Hour FIA endurance race at Daytona, Florida, USA (1972).

February 7
Bruce McLaren drives a Cooper-Climax to victory in the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires (1960).

February 8
Revised Ferrari GTO granted homologation by FIA (1964).

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Series History
Drivers Mike Skinner , Mario Andretti , Bruce McLaren , Connie Kalitta , Johnny R
Teams Dyson Racing