This Week in Racing History

February 28 - F1 and Indy Car champion Mario Andretti born in Montona, Italy (1940).

- Tony Schumacher drives his Top Fuel dragster through the 1/4 mile at 330.23 mph during the NHRA Checker Shuck's Kragen Nationals at Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. His speed is nearly 4 mph faster than the previous record (1999).

February 29 - Grand Prix and sportcar racer Masten Gregory born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA (1932).

- A Matra V-12 powered race car, the MS-11, is driven for the first time on an airport runway near the Matra factory. Jean-Pierre Beltoise is the driver (1968).

March 1 - Al Unser Jr. wins the CRA sprint car main event at Imperial, California, USA (1981).

March 3 - Gilles Villeneuve wins the South African Grand Prix at Kyalami in a Ferrari 312T4 (1979).

- Ed Carpenter, midget racer and step-son of Tony George, born in Paris, Illinois, USA (1981).

- Duane Carter Sr. dies of cancer (1993).

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