This Week in Racing History (March 10-16)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker March 10 Ferrari 312T makes its race debut in the South African GP with Niki Lauda finishing fifth and Clay Regazzoni sixteenth (1975). March 11 Gordon Johncock wins the first race staged by CART,...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

March 10
Ferrari 312T makes its race debut in the South African GP with Niki Lauda finishing fifth and Clay Regazzoni sixteenth (1975).

March 11
Gordon Johncock wins the first race staged by CART, at Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1979).

March 12
Indy Lights driver C.J. Mears born (1978).

March 13
Ak Miller, Marvin Lee, and Wally Parks create the National Hot Rod Association in a booth in the Tam-O-Shanter restaurant in Los Angeles, California, USA (1951).

March 14
NASCAR champion Bill Rexford born (1927).

March 15
IMSA president Andy Evans manipulates the rules during the 12 Hours of Sebring, helping himself, Fermin Velez, Yannick Dalmas, and Stefan Johansson to win the race in a Ferrari 333SP. His actions will spawn the creation of both the ALMS and USRRC sportcar series (1997).

March 16
Dale Earnhardt wins the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Rusty Wallace, in his first Winston Cup start, finishes second (1980).

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Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Rusty Wallace , Yannick Dalmas , Niki Lauda , Fermin Velez , Gordon Johncock , Andy Evans , Clay Regazzoni