This Week in Racing History
NASCAR stock car driver Mark Martin born (1959).
1959 and 1962 Indy 500 champion Rodger Ward born in Beloit, Kansas, USA (1921).
Jean-Pierre Beltoise and Henri Pescarolo drive a Matra 630/650 to victory in the 1000K sports car race at Buenos Aires, Argentina (1970).
Emerson Fittipaldi drives a McLaren-Ford to victory in the Argentine Grand Prix on the Almirante Brown circuit in Buenos Aires (1975).
US Tobacco announces that Ron Capps will drive the Copenhagen Camaro funny car in NHRA events. Don Prudhomme will serve as team manager (1997).
Onetime CART team owner Carl Hogan dies in New Hampshire, USA, at the age of 71 (2001).
Max Balchowsky, designer/builder of the Old Yeller road race specials, born in Fairmont, West Virginia, USA (1924).