This Week in Racing History
Juan Manuel Fangio, driving a Maserati 250F, wins the Argentine Grand Prix at Bueno Aires (1957).
Thomas Binford, founding member of USAC, former USAC president and Indy 500 Chief Steward, dies of cerebral hemorrhage in his office in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (1999).
Car builder and racer Bill Stroppe born in Long Beach, California, USA (1919).
Anthony Joseph "A.J." Foyt, 4-time Indianapolis 500 winner, is born in Houston, Texas, USA (1935).
The three hour sports car race at Daytona, Florida, USA, is won by Pedro Rodriguez at the wheel of a Ferrari 250 GTO (1963).
Manfred Von Brauchitsch drives the Mercedes-Benz W25 Grand Prix car during its first test runs, on the Autostrada between Milan and Varese in Italy (1934).
Darrell Waltrip, driving the DiGard Gatorade Chevrolet, wins the Winston Western 500 NASCAR stock car race, six days after it began. It had been rain delayed on lap 26 (1980).