This Week in Racing History (June 15-21)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker June 15 Jackie Ickx and Jackie Oliver drive a Ford GT40 to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1969). June 16 Donnie Allison drives a Ford to his first NASCAR Grand National victory, at...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

June 15
Jackie Ickx and Jackie Oliver drive a Ford GT40 to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1969).

June 16
Donnie Allison drives a Ford to his first NASCAR Grand National victory, at Rockingham, North Carolina, USA (1968).


June 17
Selwyn Francis Edge drove a Napier continuously for 24 Hours at the Brooklands track in England. Track officially opened (1907).

June 18
Dan Gurney drives his Eagle-Weslake to victory in the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa. First F1 win for an American driver in an American car (1967).

June 19
Jean Blaton drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the sportscar race at Zolder, Belgium (1963).

June 20
Jochen Rindt and Masten Gregory drive a North American Racing Team Ferrari 250LM to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1965).

June 21
Jim Richards drives a BMW M3 to victory in the Australian Touring Car Championship race at Amaroo Park in New South Wales, Australia (1987).

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Series History
Drivers Dan Gurney , Jim Richards , Donnie Allison , Jackie Oliver , Jochen Rindt