This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

February 4
Malcolm Campbell sets a Land Speed Record of 174.833 mph in his Bluebird at Pen Pine (1927).

February 5
Lee Shepherd becomes the first man to drive an NHRA Pro Stock car faster than 170 mph over the 1/4-mile when he runs 174.08 mph at Pomona, California, USA (1982).

February 6
The 24 Hours of Daytona endurance race is won by Ken Miles and Loyd Ruby driving a Ford GT40 MkII (1966).

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

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

February 9
Jimmy Bryant, driving a Mercury, wins the USAC stock car race on the dirt track at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1958).

February 10
Marshall Teague, driving a Hudson Hornet, wins his second straight NASCAR race on the sand at Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1952).