This Week in Racing History (July 28-August 3)

This Week in Racing History July 28 The circuit at Monza, Italy, is driven on for the first time by Pietro Bordino and Felice Nazzaro in a Fiat 570 (1922). July 29 Alberto Ascari drives a Ferrari 375 to victory in the German Grand Prix...

This Week in Racing History

July 28
The circuit at Monza, Italy, is driven on for the first time by Pietro Bordino and Felice Nazzaro in a Fiat 570 (1922).

July 29
Alberto Ascari drives a Ferrari 375 to victory in the German Grand Prix on the Nurburgring (1951).

July 30
The "Bug", generally considered to be the first rail dragster, races for the first time. Dick Kraft is the driver (1950).

July 31
NASCAR stockcar racer Louise Smith born (1916).

August 1
The Ford Sierra RS500 is homologated for Group A touring car racing (1987).

August 2
Ulf Norinder wins the Vastkustloppet at Kalkenberg, Sweden, driving a Ferrari 250 GTO (1964).

August 3
Lee Petty and his sons, Richard and Maurice, race against each other for the first and only time, at Birmingham, Alabama's, Dixie Speedway. Richard finished second, Lee third, and Maurice eighth (1960).

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