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
Paul Newman, actor, racer, and part owner of Newman-Haas Racing, is born (1924).
Buzz Calkins wins the Indy 200, the first Indy Racing League race ever run, at Disney World near Orlando, Florida, USA (1995).
Emerson Fittipaldi wins the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires driving a John Player Lotus 72-Cosworth (1973).
Sports car and vintage racer Robert Hoe Fergus dies (1999).
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).
Swedish F1 and sports car racer Jo Bonnier born in Stockholm (1930).
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).