This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

February 3
Paul Goldsmith drives Smokey Yunick's Pontiac to victory in the last stock car race on the beach at Daytona, Florida, USA (1958).

February 4
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).

February 5
Manfred von Brauchitsch, Mercedes factory team driver in the 1930s, dies at age 97 (2003).

February 6
Open-wheel and sport car driver Patrick Lamarie born in Paris, France (1968).

February 7
Bruce McLaren drives a Cooper-Climax to victory in the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires (1960).

Fevruary 8
Revised Ferrari GTO granted homologation by FIA (1964).

February 9
Carl Fisher, James Allison, Arthur Newby, and Frank Wheeler form the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation (1909).