This Week in Racing History
Paul Goldsmith drives Smokey Yunick's Pontiac to victory in the last stock car race on the beach at Daytona, Florida, USA (1958).
Despite a late race bonzai run by Ferrari 333SP driver Max Papis, the Oldsmobile R&S MkIII of Wayne Taylor, Scott Sharpe, and Jim Pace wins the 24 Hours of Daytona. Oldsmobile also takes first in the GTS-1 class with Rob and Charles Morgan's Aurora finishing seventh overall (1996).
Manfred von Brauchitsch, Mercedes factory team driver in the 1930s, dies at age 97 (2003).
Open-wheel and sport car driver Patrick Lamarie born in Paris, France (1968).
Bruce McLaren drives a Cooper-Climax to victory in the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires (1960).
Revised Ferrari GTO granted homologation by FIA (1964).
Carl Fisher, James Allison, Arthur Newby, and Frank Wheeler form the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation (1909).