This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker
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).
Anthony Joseph "A.J." Foyt, 4-time Indianapolis 500 winner, is born in Houston, Texas, USA (1935).
Carl Forberg, midget driver, midget and sprint car owner, and Duane "Poncho" Carter's father-in- law, dies in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (2000).
A.J. Foyt drives a Ford Torino to victory in the NASCAR Riverside 500 stockcar race (1970).
Ray Harroun, the winner of the first Indianapolis 500, dies in Anderson, Indiana, USA (1968).
CSI inspectors view the 25 complete (or parts to complete) Ferrari 512s needed to homologate the car for endurance racing (1970).