This Week in Racing History (July 8-14)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker July 8 Harry Miller, of Miller engine fame, has his creditors file for involuntary bankruptcy against him (1933). July 9 Peter Brock drives a Ford Sierra to victory in the ATCC Group A race at...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

July 8
Harry Miller, of Miller engine fame, has his creditors file for involuntary bankruptcy against him (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
F1 racer Jean-Pierre Jarier born (1946).

July 11
Drag racer Frank Hawley born (1956).

July 12
Richard Petty drives in his first NASCAR stockcar race, a Convertible Division race. He finishes sixth (1958).

July 13
Achille Varzi drives an Alfa Romeo 158 to victory in the first Bari Grand Prix, in Bari Italy. It would be Varzi's last race win (1947).

July 14
Racer Jeff Krosnoff and corner worker Gary Avrin are killed in an accident during the CART Indy Car race in Toronto, Canada (1996).

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Series History
Drivers Richard Petty , Jean-Pierre Jarier , Peter Brock , Jeff Krosnoff , Frank Hawley