This Week in Racing History (February 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com February 21 F1 and Can-Am racer Peter Gethin born (1940). February 22 When Richard Petty's Plymouth quits on the last lap of the Daytona 500, his teammate Pete Hamilton takes the...

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

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

February 22
When Richard Petty's Plymouth quits on the last lap of the Daytona 500, his teammate Pete Hamilton takes the win. First NASCAR win for the Plymouth Superbird (1970).

February 23
The FIA is created in Paris, France (1946).

February 24
Four-time F1 Champion Alain Prost born (1955).

February 25
Cale Yarborough beats LeeRoy Yarbrough by one second to win the Daytona 500 NASCAR stockcar race (1968).

February 26
Australian Touring Car Legend Peter Brock born in Hurstbridge, Victoria, Australia (1945).

February 27
Dario Resta drives a Peugeot to victory in the American Grand Prize race in San Francisco, California, USA (1915).

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Series History
Drivers Richard Petty , Alain Prost , Peter Brock , Peter Gethin , Cale Yarborough