This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

July 20
Jackie Ickx starts his Ferrari 312B on pole, sets fast lap, leads every lap, and wins the German GP (1972).

July 21
Lee White, General Manager of the Toyota Racing Development Group, born (1947).

July 22
First auto competition involving more than one vehicle held. The Peugeot of Lemaitre and the Panhard-Lavosser of Lavosser shared the win in the Paris-to-Rouen event, which was awarded to the vehicle that covered the 126 kilometers "without danger" and "an ease of handling and economy" (1894).

July 23
Andrew Gilbert-Scott wins the FF1600 race at Oulten Park, England (1983).

July 24
F3000 and CART Champ Car racer Tiego Monteiro born (1976).

July 25
Barney Oldfield, driving a Fiat at Des Moines Speedway in Iowa, USA, sets an unofficial 5-mile World's Record of 3 minutes and 1.62 seconds (1915).

July 26
Antonio Ascari dies on the way to the hospital after crashing his Alfa Romeo P2 during the French Grand Prix at Montlhery (1925).