This week in racing history (January 26-February 1)

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People in this week in racing history include: Paul Newman, Buzz Calkins, Emerson Fittipaldi, Bobby Rahal, Bob Garretson, and Brian Redman.

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

www.vintageRPM.com

January 26
Paul Newman, actor, racer, and part owner of Newman-Haas Racing, is born (1924).

On the starting grid: #71 Dick Barbour Racing Porsche 935 K3: Bobby Rahal, Bob Garretson, Allan Moffat
On the starting grid: #71 Dick Barbour Racing Porsche 935 K3: Bobby Rahal, Bob Garretson, Allan Moffat

Photo by: Jean-Philippe Legrand

January 27
Buzz Calkins wins the Indy 200, the first Indy Racing League race ever run, at Disney World near Orlando, Florida, USA (1995).

January 28
Emerson Fittipaldi wins the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires driving a John Player Lotus 72-Cosworth (1973).

January 29
Sports car and vintage racer Robert Hoe Fergus dies (1999).

January 30
Jerry Unser wins the NASCAR Sportsman Division feature stock car race at Honolulu Stadium. This is Jerry's first feature win in Hawaii, where he is stationed while in the Navy (1952).

January 31
Swedish F1 and sports car racer Jo Bonnier born in Stockholm (1930).

February 1
Bobby Rahal, Bob Garretson, and Brian Redman, drive a Porsche 935 K3 to victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona. First IMSA GTP race (1981).

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Tags and brian redman, bobby rahal, bob garretson, buzz calkins, emerson fittipaldi, history, jerry unser, jo bonnier, paul newman

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