This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

February 24
Sterling Moss drives a Ferrari to victory in the Cuban Grand Prix in Havanna. Juan Manuel Fangio fails to take part in the race after being kinapped by Fidel Castro's guerrillas (1958).

February 25
Barry Sheene wins the first ITV World of Sport Superbike Challenge Series "made for TV" motorcycle race, held at Donnington in Leicestershire, England (1979).

February 26
Ray Bellm and Maurizio Sandro Sala win the 4 Hours of Jerez, Spain, driving a Gulf McLaren F1 GTR (1995).

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

February 28
2002 F3000 champion and 4-time Champ Car World Series champion Sebastian Bourdais born (1979).

February 29
Bill Elliott makes his NASCAR Winston Cup debut at Rockingham, North Carolina, USA (1976).

March 1
Actor James Dean trades his MG TD for a new Porsche 356 Speedster which he will later race (1955).