This Week in Racing History
The inaugural NASCAR Daytona 500 stockcar race is won by Lee Petty when he edges out Johnny Beauchamp by only 2 feet (1959).
The Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 4WD rally car is launched on the same day as its two-wheel-drive road version is unveiled (1983).
Tiny Lund replaces Marvin Panch and wins the Daytona 500 (1963).
Formula and sports car racer Francois Cevert born (1939).
Australian Touring Car Legend Peter Brock born in Hurstbridge, Victoria, Australia (1945).
George Follmer drives a '61 Ford to victory in the late model stock car race at Ontario California, USA (1971).
Stirling Moss drives the Camoradi Maserati Tipo 61 to victory in the Cuban Grand Prix sports car race in Havana (1960).