This Week in Racing History
Tazio Nuvolari drives a Bugatti 35C to victory in the Grand Prix of Tripoli for his first international auto racing win (1928).
Lee Petty, stock car racer and father of Richard Petty, is born (1914).
Bruce McLaren leaves New Zealand for England, where he will drive for John Cooper. His good friend and mechanic Colin Beanland accompanies him (1958).
Barney Oldfield drives a Benz to a One-Mile Speed record 131.724 mph (1910).
Bill Elliot wins the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in a Ford Thunderbird (1985).
Bobby Unser wins the USAC Champinship Race at Phoenix, Arixona, USA, driving an Offenhauser-powered AAR Eagle (1972).
Jo Bonnier and Hughes de Fierladt drive a Lola T280 to victory in the 4-hour race held during the Le Mans test weekend (1972).