This Week in Racing History
Al Herman dies in wreck during midget race (1960).
Rance McDaniel born (1940).
Jimmy Bryan, the 1958 Indy 500 winner, dies in a wreck at Langhorne, Pennsylvania (1960).
Phil Parsons born (1957).
Santa Ana Drags dragstrip closes (1959).
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).
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).
George Amick wins the USAC Championship race at Langhorne, Pennsylvania. First win for an Andy Dunlap prepared car (1956).
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