This Week in Racing History (July 13-19)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker July 13 NASCAR driver Davey Allison dies one day after crashing the helicopter he was piloting on the infield of the Talledega Superspeedway in Talledega, Alabama, USA (1993). July 14 Open-wheel...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

July 13
NASCAR driver Davey Allison dies one day after crashing the helicopter he was piloting on the infield of the Talledega Superspeedway in Talledega, Alabama, USA (1993).

July 14
Open-wheel racer Tom Klausler born (1945).

July 15
Riccardo Patrese starts his 200th F1 Grand Prix (1990).

July 16
A Renault, the RS01 Turbo, appears for the first time in an F1 event, the British Grand Prix (1977).

July 17
John Cooper, builder of the first mid-engined F1 and Indy racers, is born in Kingston, Surrey, England (1923).

July 18
Richard Petty drives in his first NASCAR Grand National race, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1958).

July 19
Mark Donohue drives an AMC Javelin to victory in the SCCA Trans-Am race at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA. The race is Jim Hall's final as a driver. Horst Kwech wins the Under 2-Liter race in an Alfa Romeo GTA (1970).

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Series History
Drivers Richard Petty , Riccardo Patrese , John Cooper , Mark Donohue , Davey Allison