This Week in Racing History
Thomas Binford, founding member of USAC, former USAC president and Indy 500 Chief Steward, dies of cerebral hemorage in his office in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (1999).
Mario Andretti drives his Lotus-Cosworth to victory in the Argentine Grand Prix (1978).
Formula and endurance racer Piercarlo Ghinzani born at Riviera d"Adda, Italy (1952).
The three hour sports car race at Daytona, Florida, USA, is won by Pedro Rodriguez at the wheel of a Ferrari 250 GTO (1963).
A.J. Foyt drives a Ford Torino to victory in the NASCAR Riverside 500 stockcar race (1970).
The Ford GT70 debuts at the Brussels Salon auto show (1971).
Dennise McCluggage, racer and journalist, born in El Dorado, California, USA (1927).