This Week in Racing History
Anthony Joseph "A.J." Foyt, 4-time Indianapolis 500 winner, is born in Houston, Texas, USA (1935).
Andrew Craig hired as President and CEO of CART (1994).
F1 and sportscar racer Pedro Rodriguez born (1940).
Stirling Moss wins the Argentine Grand Prix driving a Cooper. First F1 wins for Cooper, a mid-engined F1 car, and team owner Rob Walker (1958).
Freddie Spencer, 2-time 500cc motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion, born in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA (1962).
Mark Donohue drives an AMC Matador to victory in the NASCAR Winston Western 500 at Riverside, California. First NASCAR wins for AMC and Donohue (1973).
1958 F1 World Champion Mike Hawthorn dies in a road accident in the UK (1959).