People in this week in racing history include: Parnelli Jones, Jackie Oliver, Leo Jackson, Peter Brock, Mike Costin, Luigi Chinetti, and Nigel Mansell.
This Week in Racing History - Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.co
July 6 - Parnelli Jones wins the Donnybrooke 250 Trans-Am race driving a Bud Moore prepared Mustang. (1969).
July 7 - ackie Oliver drives a UOP Shadow-Chevrolet to victory in the Road Atlanta Can-Am race in Brazelton, Georgia, USA (1974).
July 8 - NASCAR team owner Leo Jackson born (1933).
July 9 - Peter Brock drives a Ford Sierra to victory in the ATCC Group A race at Oran Park, New South Wales, Australia (1989).
July 10 - Mike Costin, one of the co-founders (along with Keith Duckworth) of Cosworth Engineering, is born (1929).
July 11 - Luigi Chinetti and Jean Lucas drive a Ferrari 166MM Barchetta to victory in the 24 Hours of Belgium at Spa-Francorchamps (1949).
July 12 - Nigel Mansell scores his 28th Formula One win at the British GP at Silverstone, putting himself third on the all-time F1 win list and becomes the winningest British Grand Prix driver (1992).