This Week in Racing History

June 18
Al Herman dies in wreck during midget race (1960).

June 19
Rance McDaniel born (1940).


Jimmy Bryan, the 1958 Indy 500 winner, dies in a wreck at Langhorne, Pennsylvania (1960).

June 21
Phil Parsons born (1957).


Santa Ana Drags dragstrip closes (1959).

June 22
In the closest finish in CART history - .027 seconds - Mark Blundell wins the Budweiser/G.I. Joe 200 at Portland, Oregon. The win is Blundell's first in CART (1997).

June 23
Jackie Stewart leads the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort from flag to flag, and scores the first GP win for the Matra MS10-Ford. J-P Beltoise finishes second in a Matra MS11 (1968).

June 24
George Amick wins the USAC Championship race at Langhorne, Pennsylvania. First win for an Andy Dunlap prepared car (1956).

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