This Week in Racing History (February 22-28)

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This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com February 22 The inaugural NASCAR Daytona 500 stockcar race is won by Lee Petty when he edges out Johnny Beauchamp by only 2 feet (1959). February 23 The Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 4WD ...

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

February 22
The inaugural NASCAR Daytona 500 stockcar race is won by Lee Petty when he edges out Johnny Beauchamp by only 2 feet (1959).

February 23
The Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 4WD rally car is launched on the same day as its two-wheel-drive road version is unveiled (1983).

February 24
Tiny Lund replaces Marvin Panch and wins the Daytona 500 (1963).

February 25
Formula and sports car racer Francois Cevert born (1939).

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

February 27
George Follmer drives a '61 Ford to victory in the late model stock car race at Ontario California, USA (1971).

February 28
Stirling Moss drives the Camoradi Maserati Tipo 61 to victory in the Cuban Grand Prix sports car race in Havana (1960).

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