This Week in Racing History (February 5-11)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker February 5 Derek Bell, Bob Wolleck, and John Andretti drive a Jim Busby entered Porsche 962 to victoy in the 24 Hours of Daytona, beating the second place Jaguar of Price Cobb, John Nielson, Jan...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

February 5
Derek Bell, Bob Wolleck, and John Andretti drive a Jim Busby entered Porsche 962 to victoy in the 24 Hours of Daytona, beating the second place Jaguar of Price Cobb, John Nielson, Jan Lammers, and Andy Wallace by only 90 seconds. Fiftieth 962 win in the United States (1989).


February 6
The BMW M1C, built for IMSA GTP competition, rolls out of the March factory (1981).


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


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


February 11
Emerson Fittipaldi drives a John Player Special Lotus 72 to victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos (1973).

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Series History
Drivers Andy Wallace , Jan Lammers , John Andretti , Bruce McLaren , Derek Bell , Emerson Fittipaldi , Price Cobb , Jim Busby