This Week in Racing History
Forty-five years after his death in a testing accident, a bust of Eugenio Castellotti is unveiled at the entrance to his hometown of Lodi, Italy (2002).
The Panoz GTR-1 makes its race debut in the 12 Hours of Sebring. The DAMS entered car retires with overheating problems (1997).
Dale Earnhardt wins the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Rusty Wallace, in his first Winston Cup start, finishes second (1980).
The first Porsche autos debut at the Geneva Salon de l'Automobile in Switzerland (1949).
Rally driver Timo Makinen born in Finland (1938).
Post-WWII Mercedes racer Karl Kling dies at the age of 92 (2003).
Kenny Bernstein becomes the first drag racer to make a 1/4-mile pass in excess of 300 mph when he runs 301.70 mph at Gainesville, Florida, USA (1992).